An Autism Diary

A day in the life of David Hartley

When Talking Hurts

Last night, poor little Joshua didn’t sleep well. Kept waking up in pain and trying to scream and cry only to cause himself more pain because of his injured vocal chords. 😦 Today marks day two of trying to get him to understand to stay quiet so his vocal chords can rest and get better. It only took 5 minutes of being awake for him to seemingly forget his night of pain and attempt to start talking again even though it still hurts.

I do want to make something clear though that I think might have been misunderstood by some yesterday. It’s not that I don’t want to hear my sweet youngest talk. I cherish the gift and understand the blessing of his voice. It’s just that he needs to be silent in order to heal his injured vocal chords or he will injure them further which will mean I won’t hear his sweet voice again like it’s meant to sound for a long time.


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