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About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.

Them’s gator in the waters…

I will never forget the feeling of dread when I saw the door to our condo was wide open.  My youngest daughter, my mother, and myself had just come back from an evening swim at the community pool.  Kristine and … Continue reading

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Angels We Have Heard on High…

I challenge anyone to listen to this little girl without getting a tear in their eye.  Those that manage not to do so either have ice in their veins, or a stone-cold, dead heart.

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Miracle

I’m at work, deep in concentration on the task before me.  My cellphone rings, and I look at it to see the Caller ID displaying “Unknown” and a number I don’t recognize.  However,  the number is local, and I think … Continue reading

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Gracie’s EEG

Gracie getting her EEG.  Going on eleven hours, and may need to go another thirteen. UPDATE (from Kristine) Gracie was transported from Viera Hospital to Florida Hospital in Orlando last night, where she is getting a 24hr EEG. Last night … Continue reading

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Another ER trip

In the ER again with Gracie.  She’s had her second seizure in four days, which makes for a total of three now.  Don’t know what’s going on. UPDATE (from Kristine) Gracie was transported from Viera Hospital to Florida Hospital in … Continue reading

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Counting gummies

Kristine takes Gracie to a neurologist, given Gracie experienced a grand mal seizure a few weeks ago.  During Kristine’s conversation with the doctor, Kristine mentioned Gracie’s difficulty with sleeping.  The doctor suggests a product he sells right out of his office, … Continue reading

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Fixing Gracie

Fixing Gracie.  Not literally, no, no.  I mean metaphorically.  Fix her so that she doesn’t destroy things. I recently had been thinking about changing the oil in Gracie’s dresser, given all the miles it has traveled as of late.  The … Continue reading

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