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Kat
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:41:01 AM
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He is my grandson. He is five years old. He is quite beautiful. His eyelashes seem
almost an inch long. He is still not completely potty trained. Once he gets
focused on something, it is somewhat difficult to refocus him to a new activity.
My husband and I are extremely proud of our son and daughter-in- law’s devotion
to him. They are very proactive in finding therapists who come to their home and
his school. He is always laughing, smiling or chattering to himself and seems
to be enjoying his life. Talking a bit more now as well.
Even though he is very high functioning, they (his parents) remain heartbroken
that he is not up to par with their friend’s children. My son recently told me,
they occasionally fall into each other and cry. Their list of reasons are:
They feel jealous
They feel angry
They feel cheated
They feel sad
They feel betrayed
They feel weak
They feel exhausted
They feel like they’ve done something wrong
We live six blocks away from them and have made it clear that we are here for
them at all times. We feel our grandchild is one of the brightest lights of our life
and we are blessed to know him. I guess it’s just not enough.
towan52
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:44:32 PM
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Location: Waco, Texas, United States
In a situation where nothing can ever be enough, you are clearly doing everything one could possibly do - try never to despair!
Kat
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:53:41 PM
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Thank you Towan52. I appreciate your reply.
That is the conclusion I/we have come to as well.
Not sure what I was looking for by presenting this topic.
Strength I guess. Thanks again.


Kerry.P
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:29:04 PM
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hi Kat,

My godson is a high-functioning autistic. He's now 16; add puberty/hormonal issues to the mix and wow = the result is very difficult. He and his mother live in the country (about 4hrs' drive away) so I can't give them practical support. I do give them my love and the best thing is that they give love back to me. I'm always blown away by how powerful that is.

...Kerry
Kat
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:21:00 PM
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Dear Kerry.P,

ALL TOO TRUE!
Best to you and your Godson.
Thank you for responding.
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