>My wife is a special ed teacher in a school not far from our home. We have two boys with Autism as well. Sometimes, I think about putting in for a Extreme Make Over house so that we could have a house specially built for our needs. Locks on all cupboards, video monitoring, a quiet room, more bedroom space, and a sanctuary for my wife. Sensors to track movement, and that kind of thing.
Last night was the first time in more than two years I didn’t have to worry about what he was getting into. I didn’t sleep very well. 🙂 Sadly, most people, including the doctor, think that we are exaggerating his behavior. I wish. If anything, we leave a lot of stuff out. He has has a good day and night. The psych staff said that he slept 7.5 hours. He was eating breakfast when I called up there. Will go see him at noon for an hour then time to head home and trade roles with my wife. She will be in the city with our daughter K, and spend the weekend. Monday I have cardiologist. Then back to the city. Looking at a lot of windshield time this month.
I talked with the kids last night about M. They are accepting of the fact that he is in the hospital.
I wonder if this is all for nothing. Will he get the help he needs? or are we grasping at straws?