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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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Tuesdays With Tyler: Another Meeting With the School

In follow-up to our October meeting with the school, Grant and I again met with the child study team last week.  We have agreed to have Tyler evaluated.  This would include being evaluated for “academics”, speech, occupational, social and psychological. … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Tyler: A Mother’s Agony, A Son’s Anguish

On Thursday I came clean about what was going on with my son.  It wasn’t really a matter of “coming clean” as it was the right time to write about it. Tyler no longer sleeps in bed with me but … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know About My Son…

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt # 3:  Write a post that is eight lines long. (inspired by Mommy Nani Boo Boo)   1. That ever since he started kindergarten things have been a disaster. 2. That he is … 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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On Being Remembered

(I read Cleopatra A Life as a member of the From Left to Write book club.  I was given a free copy of this book.  This post is inspired by the book. Welcome to all of my fellow book club members … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Tyler: At the Dentist or “Marathon Man*”

Earlier this month, I took Tyler to the dentist.  Tyler does not do well with doctors or dentists, or even haircuts for that matter. He does worse that your average child because of his Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, and Anxiety.  Whenever … Continue reading

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