I Will Ingest the Milkweed.....

Monarch butterflys favorite food….
Give me a handful……

Maybe then,
I can be released from this hell.

May 22, 2011.

I Will Ingest the Milkweed.....

LauraBroussard

Austin, United States

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FEATURED All Out Emotion
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My son who has Aspergers Syndrome,
got very upset this afternoon.
He was turning red in the face and crying…
then he yelled in a very quiet voice :
“I’m going outside to eat the Milkweed !!”
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Asperger’s Syndrome:
is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
Some researchers and people with Asperger’s have advocated a shift in attitudes toward the view that it is a difference, rather than a disability that must be treated or cured.
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Is Milkweed poisonous for humans to eat? :
Tall stems that ooze milky sap produce pods containing silky, hair-encased seeds. Prevalent throughout North America in dry, waste areas and along roadsides, milkweed causes staggering, rapid and weak pulse, coma and death within hours of ingestion. Sedatives, laxatives and intravenous fluids might ease symptoms.

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