Tag: children with special needs

Rocks and hard places

J.P. gets ready for bed

The past few months have been a roller coaster when it comes to J.P.’s health. Shortly after Thanksgiving, J.P. started to have issues where he sounds congested and eventually vomits. For Paige and I, it seemed very similar to what happened while we were… Continue Reading “Rocks and hard places”

To mom on her 73rd birthday

Nancy Cousins with J.P.

My dearest mom, There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you several times. It’s been almost five years since you left us, and I still miss your almost daily phone calls and chance to get together for a meal… Continue Reading “To mom on her 73rd birthday”

Giving thanks

DogFest

It’s officially the holiday season. I know that because I turned the radio in the car on today, and the Christmas carols were playing. As we sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s time to reflect on what has happened this year and what I’m… Continue Reading “Giving thanks”

To hospital or not to hospital?

J.P. and Karina snuggle

It’s that time of year, and J.P. appears to be battling something just as cold and flu season arrives. Just before I was supposed to wake up and run Wednesday morning, J.P. could be heard over his monitor, and he just didn’t sound right.… Continue Reading “To hospital or not to hospital?”

Wanted: Dog-loving walkers to support CCI

Karina on duty

In just over a month, Canine Companions for Independence will hold its annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll in Orlando, and more people are needed to support this vital organization. Six months ago, J.P. was matched with his skilled companion dog, Karina, at team training… Continue Reading “Wanted: Dog-loving walkers to support CCI”

Finding the new normal

Finding a new normal is actually something quite common in the Cousins’ household. Those of us with children with special needs know things change quite often, and we simply must adjust to do what we can for our young ones. What’s unusual is the… Continue Reading “Finding the new normal”

The J.P. Story: Mixed blessings

J.P. is born

Dad’s note: In honor of J.P.’s 12th birthday, I’m writing “The J.P. Story,” which looks back at our journey through birth and now approaching teen-hood. I hope you enjoy. The ninth chapter looks at how we learned of J.P.’s disabilities and the way doctors informed… Continue Reading “The J.P. Story: Mixed blessings”

The talented Mr. Royalty

J.P. and Uncle Freddie

Earlier this month, I posted about Paige’s back problems and inability to lift J.P. for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the problem caught us a bit off-guard. We have no lift in the house for J.P., and we have no nursing help or aide… Continue Reading “The talented Mr. Royalty”

The J.P. Story: Early steps

Baby J.P. in physical therapy

Dad’s note: In honor of J.P.’s 12th birthday, I’m writing “The J.P. Story,” which looks back at our journey through birth and now approaching teen-hood. I hope you enjoy. The eighth chapter looks at how we got started on our journey with J.P. after being… Continue Reading “The J.P. Story: Early steps”

Growing child leads to aching back

Couch on blocks

It’s been a tough couple of weeks in the Cousins’ household. We’ve been dealing with a sick 19-year-old cat, and a wife with some serious back pain. Not only is that bad for Paige, but consequently, I’m called to do more lifting, and then my… Continue Reading “Growing child leads to aching back”

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