Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Cure for a Broken Heart

Bandit's passing was difficult for our entire family, but particularly so for Weston.

He has had a tough time acclimating to high school. The increase in academics and social expectations are overwhelming for him. So much so that he has spoken of thoughts of suicide.

I take his comments seriously and see his words as a desperate cry for help. I wasted no time meeting with his psychiatrist and scheduling a visit with a highly recommended male counselor.

I have once again unleashed our advocate, the pit bull and have scheduled a team meeting at the school for next Friday.

In the meantime, hubby and I have been trying to bring a little extra joy into Weston's life.

This weekend I brought the boys to a local veterinarian who had rescued a few kittens.

We couldn't resist and brought home this.....

This is "Flash"
 
Weston was responsible for determining whether this little guy was suitable for our family.
 
After a few licks to the face, Weston was convinced this miniature fluff ball was the right fit.
 
We brought him home in a cardboard box provided by the vet along with some flea medicine and kitten food.
 
I am happy to report that Flash is just crazy about Weston, following him everywhere and giving Weston exactly what he needs.....a good healthy dose of unconditional love.