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Таблетки уже не считают…

Вести подсчет, в этом случае, весьма проблематично.

Когда-то я давал ссылку на блог парня, у которого три сына и все — аутисты.

Это его интервью CNN.

Editor’s note: Americans have been led to believe — by their doctors, by advertisers and by the pharmaceutical industry — that there is a pill to cure just about anything that ails them. This week, the networks of CNN go deep into the politics and the pills.

(CNN) — Gavin Gorski, 11, opens his hands as his father dispenses the pills.

An orange tablet, a green pill, white oval shapes and oblong ones — nine drugs total — fall into his palm. The fifth-grader scoops them into his mouth. Later in the day, he takes eight more pills.

Gavin takes 119 pills every week.

The clozapine helps him with the hallucinations and voices he hears. The lithium stabilizes Gavin’s mood. Without them, he stays up for nights and has no impulse control.

“We couldn’t exist without him being medicated,” said Rob Gorski, Gavin’s father. “We struggled with it at first. Nobody wants to medicate their kids, but it comes to a quality of life issue. When he is un-medicated, his quality of life is really low.”

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Очень тяжело это читать

Потому что, — это реальность Америки.

Не только Америки, впрочем.

The bare handed man was under dressed for the weather and obviously cold. He asked me for change. I gave him everything I had, $2.37. He started talking to me but couldn’t look me in the eye. As he was telling me how cold and hungry he was, I watched as he was unable to control his hands. It was like he was playing an invisible piano. He had a very hard time talking to me and I could see he was much more uncomfortable then I was. He clearly had boundary issues but I never felt threatened in anyway. He kept staring off and would occasionally look in my direction but never at me. He stood about 1 or 2 feet in front of me and asked me to drive him to a shelter because its “warm there and they have food”. He informed me that he was “homeless and very hungry”. He then told me that he “was not lying to me”. He asked me to buy him some food and gloves. I thought about what to say. I knew he would have hard time understanding. I don’t have any money. My family is struggling to survive each day. I would literally be taking away from what little my family has and I just couldn’t. I was trying to figure out how to explain to him that I couldn’t help him. I was lost for words.

Then something happened that shook me to the core and completely broke my heart. As I was trying to form the words I needed to tell him no, he looked me in the eyes. All of the sudden I was looking at Gavin. This bare handed man was my son 20 or 30 years from now. I was overcome with emotion. It was like I was run over by a freight train. I can’t put words together to describe what that moment was like.

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Autism Speaks — просто ссылка

Случайно, увидел по ТВ рекламу сайта.

Возможно, кому-то пригодится.

Autism Speaks.

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