The Medical Side

Why EMDR therapy is great for special needs parents

January 9, 2020

EMDR is a great tool for healing from the traumas and PTSD that naturally occur raising medically complicated kids. Here’s how it worked for me.


The care and feeding of a keto kid (now with 100% more gifs!)

March 29, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to feed a developmentally delayed 3 year old on a ketogenic diet — and who hasn’t?! — this is the post for you! Here’s what it takes to prep a single day’s worth of food, liquid, and medication.


Oscar’s Undiagnosed Story

April 29, 2018

The saga of our as-yet fruitless search for answers, in honor of Undiagnosed Diseases Day.


Fraternal correction: Advocating with grace after medical mishaps

October 9, 2017

How can we cultivate the virtues of charity and humility, both during and after a moment where a child’s life might be at stake?


Chasing the name

July 19, 2017

Diagnosing special needs children requires making peace with The Cloud of Unknowing.


That time we went to Lourdes and our son was healed

June 5, 2017

In which we address the elephant in the room and the million dollar question: What happened AFTER the baths?


In God’s hands, or how to live in a state of chronic hypervigilance

March 29, 2017

Research has shown that people who multitask suffer huge performance hits. My whole life is one long multitask. I live in a near-constant state of hypervigilance.


The storm before the calm

January 4, 2017

I am not sure what the heck this is supposed to be. The tagline I chose was “a spiritual memoir of special needs parenting.” But “memoir” implies memories implies the past, finished and done.

Christy Wilkens

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