Autism son : how do you cope with raising one forever.

@coolchai (707)
Philippines
October 26, 2017 8:50am CST
I have a 5 year old son, trapped in a 12 year old body. My husband and i are having difficulty in doing our daily duties simply because we need to attend to our son’s simple activities such as brushing his teeth, changing his clothes, and so on and we know for sure he cant live on his own. Moreover we are aging and we cannot take care of our son forever. What are your thoughts my fellow myLotters?
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@JustBhem (43011)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Oct
Sorry to hear this. It must be hard for you dealing with this issue, but if you are a Mother and you loved him. Nothing is impossible. They need you more than you need them. Have you watched the Good Doctor? It is a nice series, it's all about autism.
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@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Thanks Bhem, yes i have watched the Good Doctor. I love Koreanovelas too :) Yes i believe i have to strengthen my faith.
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@JustBhem (43011)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Oct
@coolchai The American version is what I like.
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@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
26 Oct
@JustBhem i shall look into that
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@m_audrey6788 (15366)
• Philippines
26 Oct
I hope you still continue bringing him to his therapist
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@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Yes we are still bringing him to therapists. One in a private OT one public OT.
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• Philippines
27 Oct
@coolchai That`s good! No matter what happens never loose hope that someday he`ll learn how to do some things on his own It may be extra slow development but it will
@Daelii (5941)
• United States
26 Oct
I'm so sorry! Having a kid is a responity that lasts a lifetime. Is there any in home aids that can help where you live?
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@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Unfortunately, having a good nanny here is a challenge. Thanks for the thought.
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@responsiveme (16814)
• India
26 Oct
Therapy does help a lot.You take care
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@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Thank you.
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26 Oct
They say if you have those kind of gifted angels you are lucky. In terms of money, business, health and family. Just pray for alot of patience and faith. I want to hug you right now.
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