Tag Archives: Anxiety

Keep On Growing

We just came off another week or so of unsettled Nate behavior. He was overly worried about things like his iPad, reflecting on the day a few years ago when his iPod was acting up and he washed it to … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday (and Thursday, and Saturday, and…)

Nate’s lying down on the couch, tucked under a blanket, resting, his “betterness is growing.” The last few days have been troubling ones, with Nate waking up every day with stomach issues, which set him off on, as he calls … Continue reading

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Instant Replay

Ten years ago we went out to dinner at Portabello’s in Fly Creek. It was a Sunday night and we thought we had it timed to get home for The Simpsons. Nate was less sure. “Oh no, I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Wheels on the Bus

Nate’s been taking the bus from Cooperstown to Oneonta lately. It’s part of our new strategy to get him more independent. Now don’t worry, he’s accompanied by his new aide. The ultimate goal is to have Nate be able to get … Continue reading

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Pulling Teeth

Yesterday morning Nate had oral surgery. Three wisdom teeth needed pulling. This has happened before, back in 2006, when Nate had a row of stubborn baby teeth removed. It’s big deal, involving general anesthesia. For reasons we can’t reconstruct, I … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency…

Now that we have Nate’s new aide Alexis firmly in place, set to improve Nate’s social ability and put him on a firmer path to independence, I find myself thinking of two stories that, though they took place around 6 … Continue reading

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Making It Not Quite On Our Own

I’m no Romney, but I’ve done well. Yes, I made my own money, or, as Mitt says, “Everything I earned I earned the old-fashioned way.” But without help? Not on your life. Sure, it was my math test results that … Continue reading

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