Ghostdogs

Ghostdogs

A journey through grief with autism.

Alan Greenwell

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Tam

Over the past few days things have changed. We had been out for a walk around the park and something clicked in Tam. Before we even got home he was asking about the photos on the memory wall. At home he points at the photo and I tell him the story of when the photo was taken. An hour or after we got home he sat down at the computer and asked “more photos”. He had a quiet 30 minutes or so looking at photos and sometimes asking me about the photos. Not all were his Mammy, but a lot…

Alan Greenwell

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Tam

One of the things I was told early on in this journey was to “be good to yourself”. I was told this by medical professional, social services, friends, Tams teachers. At the time I could not see how to do this and also what difference it would make. I really could not see how to be good to myself. I had no idea.

Alan Greenwell

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Tam

Its 5am on Monday 4th November and half term is almost over. In a few hours the taxi will arrive to take Tam to school. Right now he is sitting quiet with his iPad paused watching Wildlife SOS. All is quiet, nice and quiet.

5am

Alan Greenwell

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Sunrise

Its 5am and another night of Tam being petrified to sleep. He seems to be having terrible nightmares which lead to him screaming while he is asleep and wetting the bed. He is inconsolable when I wake him and sobs and will not allow me to hug him or even touch him. I will have that to deal with when he runs out of steam. Right now he is absolutely shattered and fighting sleep like a trooper.

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