A woman shared how she is exhausted from caring for her son who is severely autistic and regrets being a mother.
Here is the story:
“I wish I could go back in time to 7 years and 9 months ago and leave his father. I am pretty much a single mother to a severely autistic child.
He is on meds to help his self-injurious behaviors, but that medicine is giving him diabetes. He’s my only child and I love him more than anything and I try so hard to take care of him, but I often fantasize about not being a mother anymore.
Today was his 7th birthday and I passed the mama shop where I would usually buy him a coke as a treat.
Well he cannot have one now, and he saw us pass the store and started grunting and then crying and punching himself because we didn’t stop.
We then went to the playground and he threw himself on the ground and banged his head. I had to wrestle him back into the car and the rest of the night was awful.
He’s finally asleep and I’m exhausted, sad, and filled with regret. I’m not cut out to be a special needs mother.”
Editor’s note: Being a mother is the hardest thing in the world, even more so when your child has special needs. Hang in there…