At the Pediatric Neurologist today, I saw a family with a teenage son who seemed to have severe autism & Tourette's. It took 2 grown men to hold and control him. My heart broke for his parents.
Yes, my kids have their own issues, and cost us over $9000 out-of-pocket in 2010 for medical expenses alone, BUT, PRAISE GOD, they are of "sound" mind (and I do use that term lightly, although totally applicable here). One day they WILL grow up to be adults, AND be able to care for themselves (and pay for mommy's rehab, as the tab continues to grow)