Hoping for a solution soon-just needed to vent
I know my son's dx is not that bad. But, it still feels like it consumes everything. He is an Aspie with some sensory issues that honestly interrupt regular functioning. You wouldn't think that getting wet or loud noises would really cause getting out the door a challenge. But toothpaste on his shirt causes a real problem for him.
I am a single mom, who right now is working full-time and still trying to finish my degree. If I can manage to pass this semester, I will complete my BS in Geology and minor in Biology. But I have to graduate school if I ever hope to get a job or make decent money, which is 2 more yrs of school. I am thankful my kids have tricare so, that pays for almost all of Liam's therapy. I know, a lot of you would be so grateful for that and probably feel I have no right to complain. Right now, my job is an hour away. On bad days it's an hour and a half. My son still sees a psychologist once a week and then he sees a psychiatrist every other month. Plus he has just started an ABA school full-time, where he will also be evaluated for OT and ST. I also have a 7 yr old dd who is struggling with her reading. Liam just got his dx in January and he has been a constant focus for about 9 mos. I am doing the best I can but it's just not enough.
I am also fortunate that I get child support from their father and his GI Bill. But the truth is, I'm barely managing things now. I can't imagine trying to complete my graduate degree in science while working full-time, with all these doctor's appts and another little one who needs more from me. I don't know why I'm writing this and I know people have bigger problems then mine. I just hope that I can find a way to stop working while I finish my degree. I don't know how I can keep doing this with any level of success for the next 2 and a half years. I guess I just needed to vent. Please no bashing, I know things aren't that bad for us. This is just hard for me right now all alone. Thanks for reading.