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Amy H (DevDelayMom)
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I'm a mother of a normal typical daughter, and have a son with Autism and severe disabilities. He has a micro deletion in his DNA at conception, agenesis of corpus callosum, microcephaly, autism and is legally and medically severely multiply impaired.
I'm a mother of a normal typical daughter, and have a son with Autism and severe disabilities. He has a micro deletion in his DNA at conception, agenesis of corpus callosum, microcephaly, autism and is legally and medically severely multiply impaired.

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Another school break
We are on yet another school break today, so it's been a long weekend for Andy without school. He made it through lunch time today, and then started melting down. He seems bored, but was also not happy with the baby crying. I don't have school today either....
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Andy had a hard time at Christmas, he cried a lot once our house filled with people, and he did the same on the baby's birthday a few days earlier. He was happy to watch tv in his room though, and play with his toys. We have a video monitor that we use to k...
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Chest pains from stress
I was having a lot of heart palpitations throughout my last pregnancy. Once the pregnancy was over, I was still experiencing them. I was trying to give my body time to get back to normal, but things seemed to be getting worse. Several EKGs showed an abnorma...
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Red tape from agencies that are supposed to help
We can hire someone to help with Andy, but they have to go through four different training classes that can take months, with the dates and times they are available. Andy's grandmother did the classes, and it took several months. After she was done, the age...
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Trying to find ways to de-stress
Andy and the baby have been going to bed early, so it gives me time to study, or we can try to do something fun. Last night, I told my husband to take our ten-year old daughter Gabby out to a movie. It was a 8:30pm show, and they were home by 10:30pm. I was...
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Andy and the baby
Sometimes, Andy is okay with the baby playing with his toys. We have to watch that he doesn't reach out and grab her and squeeze her. He likes to do this to people or objects. He reaches out and starts squeezing really hard. If the baby starts squealing, An...
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Week Ten Fundamentals of Nursing We are getting very familiar with using Hoyer lifts to get impaired/immobile patients in and out of bed. We are able to do this on our own. We are also using sit to stand Hoyer lifts to assist patients to use the toilet, or ...
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Having Andy chew on the babies receiving blankets
We are trying to have Andy not chew on his shirts and use the babies receiving blankets instead. We ask him not to chew on his shirts, and don't put the bibs around his neck anymore. The bibs on his neck, just promote him chewing his clothing, and they get ...
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We are building a handicapped accessible ranch house
We are building a new house that will be completely handicapped accessible for Andy. There will be a handicapped ramp on the front of the house. There will be wider hallways and doorways. Andy's bathroom will be like a wet room with a roll in shower and tub...
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Hard to get out with Andy
We tried to take Andy and the baby to a party that started at 6pm, knowing that they both go to bed at 7:30pm. It was a bad idea from the start. We had no sitter available, so we decided to all go. It was raining, everything was soaking wet. Someone was blo...
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