Yesterday is something I try not to linger over. Sometimes, however, I can’t help but recall the days gone by. For us, autism is mixed in with Hunter syndrome. Hunter syndrome takes everything away from my son until he has nothing left. He has become a shell of his former self. The Autism side of […]
About Geraldine Renton
Geraldine is from Galway, married to D and mammy to three boys: Ethan (15), J (12) and D (4). Geraldine began her journey back in 2008 when Ethan was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition called Hunter Syndrome, for which there is no cure. Geraldine began to write privately as therapy and recently began writing publicly about learning to live, love and laugh again since Ethan's diagnosis.
I hear him. I can hear him limping around his room. I can hear him cough. I can hear him randomly shouting words—words he once had, words that mean nothing now. I check his bedroom camera. I zoom in to see if he can wait the five minutes I need to coax my body into […]
It has been three years since we said our “I do’s” and like everything with us, our journey to happily wedding bliss (depending on the day you ask!) was anything but “average.” We literally do live with the motto of “Live, Laugh and Love” — all thanks to our Ethan and the road he has […]
Ethan doesn’t have ‘friends’ like you or I have and this used to upset me. Yes, it used to upset me, but not so much anymore. This took a long time for me to come to terms with. You see, I wanted friends for Ethan but Ethan didn’t really care. Ethan is a very friendly […]