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One Week Down - Five to Go

We are on day 3 of comfort and high stats, well high stats for our girl. She’s been solidly in the 90′s without any O2 or suctioning – so great. 280 more words

Dad-ly Wisdom

“It is good she doesn’t understand TV!”, one Dad of two typical girls says to me.

The discussion is comparison of how many times our kids have watched ‘Frozen’. 154 more words

Special Needs Parenting

A Tale of Two Moms, and a little logic

A mom I know pretty well now has two kids that same age as our older ones, and they play together often. She is always a very level-headed person who I respected. 817 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Birthdays and Sleep

Michael’s been missing his birthday, even though his party was six months ago.  This is something my brain totally doesn’t understand but yet has to deal with.   839 more words

The Look

Yesterday, something happened that I just can’t get out of my head.  It wasn’t earth shattering and overall, it was the most ordinary of days, but I’m still thinking about it today, so I feel the need to share it here on the Red Couch. 952 more words

Autism

I went to the gym and got covered in booboos

Yesterday, my kids snickered a little as I hobbled about going “Ow.  Ow.  Never get out of shape kids or else you’ll find yourself like me.  524 more words

Special Needs Child

Today Was a Fresh Start

Yesterday was a terrible first full day home. Shannie’s O2 kept dropping and her heart rate soaring. We nearly had to call 911, but after bipap-ing, suctioning and 4 liters of O2 her stats finally went up. 419 more words