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For My Son on His 10th Birthday

If you would like to see other birthday messages to my son, you can click here. Dear Tyler, I am three days late in writing this and for that I do apologize. It’s been a year since I have been … Continue reading

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Religion and the Chronically Ill Parent

This post is inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt #1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write a poem or a blog post. This picture dates back to a post written in June of 2011, … Continue reading

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My Son and His OCD

(This post contains strong language and may be upsetting to some. However, it is a true representation of what happened with my son this weekend.) Tyler has been in therapy and on medication for his OCD for a while now … Continue reading

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The Decision to Medicate Our Son

After thinking it over for over a month and seeking a second opinion Grant and I have decided to put Tyler on Zoloft. It’s a very small dosage, to be raised slowly until there is some improvement, and we have … Continue reading

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For My Son on His 9th Birthday

If you would like to look back on some other birthday messages here is Tyler’s 8th birthday. Where did the year go? You’ve waited months, weeks and days and now your birthday is finally here! You got up early to … Continue reading

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To Medicate or Not Medicate My Son

Last week Grant saw the nurse practioner at Tyler’s psychiatric practice. I was home sick with a virus. Due to Tyler’s OCD and Anxiety he recommended that Tyler be placed on Zoloft. Grant and I have been agonizing over this … Continue reading

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Tyler’s Troubles

I haven’t talked about Tyler in a while, mostly because I’ve been too upset to write about what has been going on with him. If you don’t already know, Tyler has been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. Lately his … Continue reading

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The Meeting With the School

On Wednesday Grant and I met with a child study team after receiving a call on Friday that Tyler was being disruptive in school, had speech delays, and fine and motor skill delays. I first lamented the fact that I have … Continue reading

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Wondering About My Son’s Future

(I read Carry Yourself Back to Me by Deborah Reed as a member of the From Left to Write Book club.  I was given a free copy of this book.  This post was inspired by the book.) The thing I like … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Tyler: You’re in the Army Now

(On my husbands laptop, again.  You know, the one where his possessive/quote key doesnt work?  Sigh.  I am hoping this is no big deal but it seems that MY computer will not take a charge.  I am trying not to … Continue reading

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