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Mar 05 2012

Elliott’s EEG: Delayed


We have been sitting here for well over an hour waiting to go back.  I just went to check and make sure we weren’t forgotten because the longer website here the more anxiety builds up.

They are just running behind. 

Hopefully he will be going back for our turn soon and we can get this done with.

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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Jan 27 2012

My sister is doing a marathon for Autism


My sister is taking part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon to raise money for O.A.R. (Organization for Autism Research). It is a great organization! Please visit her fundraising website to find more information or to donate at FirstGiving:

Please don’t feel pressure to donate. I just wanted to share this with you and thought maybe you could share this information with others.

You can donate online with a credit card. All donations are secure and sent directly to Organization for Autism Research by FirstGiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation. $.84 of every dollar goes directly to research! Thank you in advance for your support!
If you are unable to donate, please share this page with anyone who might like to donate or share as well.

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Nov 10 2011

Confessions of a depressed, special needs father


Hello again.

I wanted to take a few minutes and share some more private things that I think are important. The reason I want to continue sharing this is because I don’t think there is anything to be ashamed of and I want to help combat the stigma associated with depression.

So here goes nothing :-) Oh…and in case your interested in reading some of my past Confession posts look here.

I have been battling with depression for many years now…on and off. I was actually doing quite well and was off antidepressants for most of this year.

However, I began to struggle a few months ago. I became very….. preoccupied with my own morality and what would happen to my kids if something happened to me. Preoccupied is really an understatement, I was obsessed with my own mortality. I couldn’t stop worrying about my children’s future. I began fixating on things like freckles and would convince myself it was something like skin cancer. I knew that it wasn’t, but I couldn’t help the feeling of impending doom. I literally felt like I was going to die.

I realize what triggered this. Back in Feb of this year, I had an experience that I think, quite literally broke me and set in motion my little downward spiral.  You can read about that here.

I would go through periods of time where I was able to find my footing and begin to move forward again but then something would come along and yank the rug out from underneath me.

I found that as my life became more stressful, I began to decompensate  at a faster rate. I found it harder and harder to find my footing anymore. I felt that in most cases I was able to suffer in silence, meaning that I could still function but I was tormented by these thoughts and fears. Truth be told, I wasn’t compensating nearly as well I thought I had been. I was overwhelmed and constantly looking for reassurance that I wasn’t dying. I guess I hadn’t really noticed this because I was to wrapped up in the struggle to realize I was driving Lizze crazy.

I was still managing to pull everything off that needed to be done but I was beginning to drag everyone else down. Eventually, I realized that I could no longer manage on my own. I sat down with Lizze and told her that I wanted to get back on medication. I felt that it had become necessary for me to bump myself up the priority list and get help. Lizze was very supportive as usual and I got in to see my doctor.

In some weird, irrational way, I thought I would be letting my family down by getting back on antidepressants. I felt that with Lizze being so heavily medicated all the time for all of her health issues that I needed to be unmedicated to make sure that I was able to care for everyone. Noble intentions? Yes. Misguided? Absolutely. So, I have been on Paxil for about 4 months now. Things are going better and I’m no longer tormented by cyclical thinking, meaning I have been able to move passed the obsession thinking and worrying.

As things are becoming more and more stressful, I thought it would be good to talk to my doctor again. We decided to bump up the dosage and see how that helps. I think it will have a positive impact, especially going into the holidays and with all the associated stress.I hate the idea of being on medications again, but I’m so glad I made the decision to do so. My family deserved a better me and hopefully, that’s what they now have. :-)

If you feel like you may be suffering from depression, please get help. There is nothing to be ashamed of.

For more information on depression please visit the Mayo Clinic website.

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Apr 15 2011

Autism Blogs Network


I created this page on Facebook in order to help Autism related bloggers, tweeters, website and Facebook page owners or anyone else trying to spread Autism Awareness. All you have to do is post your information on the wall. Include links and descriptions. This way others can connect with you and help you spread your message. It could also be a great way to find new readers and followers. I’m hoping this will help us all network and spread Autism Awareness. Click on the link to the Facebook page and plug your site :)


Autism Blogs Network



-lost and tired

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Jun 29 2010

Lost and Tired has grown up


Ok. So much has happened in the past few days. As you may have noticed my blog has changed. I’m now an official website. This was made possible through a random act of kindness. Until I get permission I won’t go into details. I’m so happy to have this new site. I now have the freedom to do so much more. Thank you for making this possible for me.

This is still a work in progress but I’m up and running now. My new address is . Twitter doesn’t appear to be updating correctly but I’m working on that. Facebook is working so please be sure to check out the Lost and Tired facebook page and become a “fan”.

That’s it for now. Thanks for following me over here. I hope to see you all soon.


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Jun 05 2010

Another Long Night


Had a rough nights sleep last night. My back is bothering me to the point that sometimes I actually consider the surgery. However, I can still cope with it for now. EJ and ER both slept through the night for the first time is a while. EJ woke up at 4:30am and wouldn’t go back to bed.

The kids might be hanging with my parents today and G is going to spend the night. ER and I might have a very uncomfortable camp out on the living room floor again tonight.

Lizze has to double her depakote today so we aren’t sure how that’s going to go. She has a doctors appt today at 3pm and we have to go grocery shopping.
Maybe catch a nap later if we’re lucky.

I rebuilt my business website yesterday and today. It’s a work in progress. But feel free to check it out and let me know what you think.

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