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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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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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Update on My Son’s Health

Grant and I have decided to switch therapists for Tyler. We had gotten as far as we could with this therapist and have now opted for a psychologist who specializes in OCD, phobias and Tourette’s Syndrome. The doctor practices Cognitive … Continue reading

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The Summer Project

There are many hopes I have for Tyler this summer. He’s taking private swimming lessons and learning how to ride his bicycle without training wheels. His Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists have given us a number of exercises to help … 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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Update on Tyler’s Health

Yesterday Grant and I took Tyler for a mental health assessment. Tyler has so far been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. In school he has been getting Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Counseling. He also has low muscle tone … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Tyler: Not Special Enough

Tyler has some special needs but often they are not readily apparent.  Because of this, I find that people like to declare that he is fine and I am making too big a deal about minor things.  This, is for … Continue reading

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