Friday, August 13, 2010

Three Days In

I didn't know exactly what to expect from Seth as we started ADHD meds. I do know that the meds are stimulants and if a child is not truly ADHD then the meds will make things worse, not better. Given that this was just a trial to see, we just kept an open mind and let things play out.

Well, Day 1 he was able to sit through two movies with a calmness he has never had before. Day 2 and the sitter (who I did NOT tell about the meds) spontaneously told me that he had the best day ever. Yeah!!!

Day 3 and he was calm and loving and focused on whatever he was doing. And now, Day 4, we had to spend 3 1/2 hours at the DMV trying to get Kaytee's license renewed and he was AWESOME! (Note: Kaytree's license has been messed up for three years and finally it is all fixed. Now how is that for Friday the 13th?) He really and truly was wonderful. happy, calm, patient, quiet, and obedient. I am totally amazed by the difference in him. He seems happier. That is the golden ticket. He is happier. The one and only thing that means everything.

We will still be applying behavior modification and therapy with him. Meds are not the total answer to his issues. But it does seem that they will be an important part of healing for him. They will make it possible for him to focus and attach completely. He will be way more successful in school. He will have more friends and build deeper friendships. He will be better able to cope. He will be happier. I couldn't ask for anything more. My dear sweet boy, you are going to shine!!!!!!!!

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