Tuesday was good for Alex, it seems. We didn’t try to take him anywhere, just visited his home and spent time walking around outside with him. He had a few episodes where he hit himself or rubbed really hard at his head, but overall he was content. Not as happy as I’d like, but significantly better than Sunday. Continue reading “It’s a roller coaster still”
I don’t know what happened. Alex was so bad that he now has several new (and rather awful) bruises from biting his arms and hands. He bit himself, then while holding the bite pulled his arm / hand away from his mouth as hard as he could. I’m amazed he didn’t take chunks out of his arm. Continue reading “We’ve hit a new low”
It’s been a while since I had much to say about Alex’s situation. He’s been his usual self, on and off rage issues, and it’s just been hard to want to write much when his situation is only a little better than when he was at home. Continue reading “Alex updates – August 17th”
Alex’s previous few visits have been very hit and miss. I’m not sure if something new is bothering him, but on the 4th, he had a very rough time with me. (I wrote the previous update before my visit, so it looks as though his weekend was great, which unfortunately was not the case) Continue reading “A rougher week than usual”
I’ve just uploaded a video containing clips of some of the most difficult self-abuse Alex has ever had – just click on “Video” in the upper-right – or click here.
The first clip is when Alex was around 3 or 4 and first began his self-injurious behaviors. It’s actually pretty tame when you see what comes afterward, but it just tears my heart in two to watch, because he’s so little there, and back then we still got to see his happy times far more often than the sad. Continue reading “Videos added”
We heard that Alex wasn’t doing well at his new home, and went to visit him last weekend. It was nothing short of a nightmare. He’s having the roughest time I’ve seen since he left us. We brought up some hash, which he took happily, and the first night we were there (Friday), it put him to sleep for 13 hours. This is a good thing, as he hadn’t slept at all the prior night. Continue reading “The worst is yet to come”
So many people lately seem to be coming forward with these amazing stories of how marijuana helped their autistic child. I’m truly happy for these people, but they’re only telling one side of the story. They succeeded. For whatever reasons, their endeavor paid off and made their lives better.
We don’t have this kind of success story to tell, and I think that’s exactly why our story needs to be heard. Continue reading “Marijuana, autism, and failure: a true story”