Last night, HT got home from work just before I went to bed.
"Did you see John Travolta's son died?"
I hadn't had the TV or computer on all evening, so I hadn't heard.
The tragedy was in the forefront of my mind when I woke up this morning, and when I googled it, a zillion links to "Jett Travolta" and "autism" came up.
Then I remembered an interview I heard on XM radio, with Kelly Preston on the Gayle King show. She talked about how her son was poisoned by household cleaners when he was a baby, and got Kowasaki's disease, and got very sick.
Gayle interrupted and said, there have been a lot of rumors that he has autism and can you set the record straight on that? And Kelly Preston was like, Noooo he doesn't have autism, and Gayle was like, thanks for clearing that up, and something about the delivery of both of them PISSED ME OFF.
Like he was being accused of being a criminal or something. It hurt my heart.
Now there are rumors flying that he did indeed have autism, and they, under Scientology rules failed to recognize it, and maybe didn't treat a seizure disorder, blah, blah, blah. Who knows if any of it is true.
We are all doing the best we can with what we know for our kids.
A family lost their child. My heart goes out to them.
If only parenting these kids could be as black and white as the children themselves tend to be. What I wouldn't give for some clear cut directions to follow.