Ghostdogs

Ghostdogs

A journey through grief with autism.

Alan Greenwell

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Tam

The Kubler-Ross definition of the stages of grief are listed as Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. I understand the principle behind these stages but they are very much a simplification of the grieving process. Everyone grieves differently and the cause of the grief also causes the grief to rotate in different directions.

Alan Greenwell

2-Minute Read

Tam

Today me and Tam were separated for longest time. We spent 6 hours apart on a weekend. Yes, we are separate when Tam goes to school. This was only the second time in the last 18 months that we have been separate, but the last time I was in the same building. Today Tam went to a respite centre with me and I left him there. He went off to the beach and I went home.

Alan Greenwell

4-Minute Read

Tam

Any parent knows that when their child is ill that it is the most worrying of times. When a child is a bit quiet and complains of a belly ache any normal parent thinks a couple of polar opposite things at the same time. “I told you to stop eating so many strawberries” to “its appendicitis, and it about to burst”, both of these are normal reactions and you talk to your child to help make the decision as to what it is and before you get a chance to work it out they left off…

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