Journal Entry: Josue Rivera-04/23/2024

Journal Entry

What a day. As I returned home with some groceries, my wife came running screaming as my daughter jumped out the 2nd floor room window. My daughter has Autism and is nonverbal (only speaks in 4 word sentences). My wife and I have been having constant challenges with having 2 girls on the spectrum.

It’s been extremely difficult to manage them even when they are on medication. What a terrible feeling knowing your child has hurt themselves. It seems Emelie doesn’t have that sense of understanding what can hurt her. My wife brought her to the ER for scans and tests. My daughters are now 9 years old, and it’s been very tough making sure they don’t do things to hurt themselves.

I am just grateful it wasn’t worse. We stay optimistic.