I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Rachel and I have 4 children ages 17, 7, 5, and 3. I have 2 girls and 2 boys. My younger 2 children are my boys. Noah has High Functioning Autism, and Chase appears to have PDD-NOS. AS you all know it makes things tough. I am having a lot of trouble coping though because of other factors. My older daughter attemped suicide last year, and my younger daughter is having some emotional problems because I had to take out a domestic violence order against my husband. It was not physical but SEVERE emotional/verbal abuse and he was gaslighting me too. He finally started threatening me with physical harm in front of the kids, and I felt that I just could not endure anymore. I have been with him for 10 years, and I was just so afraid of losing my kids, that I didn't leave. WIth all of this going on, I am really, really having trouble coping. I fought going on medication for a long time, but I finally started taking one earlier this year. I have tried to go back to work, but am about to be fired because the first week I was back, all 3 of my kids were deathly ill at the same time. As we speak , they are still all home sick. I am having the worst time with Noah. He is partially potty trained, will pee on the toliet, but he still will randomly go and pee on the carpet. It is getting on my last nerve because we live in a rental home, have berber carpet, and you have to have it professionally cleaned to get it out. I have had the carpet cleaned multiple times, and just can't afford to keep doing it all the time. My younger son Chase has a gagging problem, and also will randomly throw up on the carpet. It is very frustrating. I know they can't help it, but my house is starting to smell like urine and vomit. I have used floor cleaner, and deodorizer, but it hasn't helped much. If anyone has any suggestions on this please let me know. Three of my children are asthmatic, and I have to be really careful what I use. Berber carpet just seems to suck everything in. I cannot imagine why our landlord did the whole house in berber carpet. We moved in when I was pregnant with Noah. If I had known what was coming, I would NEVER have moved into a house with carpet. I really love my kids, but some days are just not good. I am sorry, I don't mean to throw a pity party here, but I just needed to vent. My family is totally non-supportive and no help, so this is the only place I feel I can go where people understand. Thanks for listening, and I wish all of you out there good luck with your kids!
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