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Prayers Needed (September 16, 2007 - 6:41 p.m.)

As I'm sitting here getting ready to watch the final game in the Fenway series between Boston and New York, we are having some serious issues with Stephanie. Those of you who know us know that she is diagnosed as "high functioning autistic." She has been having a pretty major meltdown today. This involves constant arguing when she doesn't get what she wants, to the point of screaming, slamming doors, etc. Seemingly normal teenage stuff, but it is typical of Stephanie during these fits. And it is really worse than "typical teenage stuff." This is the kind of behavior that we saw at about this time last year right before we wound up sending her to the Sundance Center here in Fort Worth that deals with mental health. As a result of that 6 week period, she is still seeing a psychiatrist on a semi-regular basis, and taking Abilify and Welbutrin daily.

We are kind of at our wits' end right now. We thought last year that we had figured out what was causing this, but now we aren't so sure. Granted, she just started a new school year, and I'm sure this causing some serious anxiety. But she has some great teachers who seem to be willing to go out of their way to help Stephie succeed. All prayers would be much appreciated.

TTFN, y'all

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