Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Getting Back to Normal

Well, as I said it's been quite a week or two. I haven't felt like blogging, or doing much of anything to be honest, but I THINK we're starting to see the light at the end of this tunnel.

After Mother's Day weekend, which was great, I was hopeful we could make it through the rest of the school year. Monday was bad. He was in and out of the principal's office all day and at the end they had me pick him up instead of putting him on the bus. It was decided that the next time he was out of control at school I would pick him up and take him to ER. I was hopeful that I was seeing a pattern and that Tuesday would be ok for him. It wasn't. They started the day practicing for a musical that Braeden had decided he didn't want to be in any longer and another teacher told him that he still had to stand there and he lost it.

They called me almost two hours after school had begun and we headed to the hospital. He bawled the whole way when he saw that I really was taking him there, which we had talked about, and not home. My heart broke.

Of course ER was crazy busy and many ambulances were coming and going as well, meaning we were in the waiting area for FOUR hours before even going back to be seen. Braeden vacillated between being mad and not wanting to stay, being "ok" and watching a movie on the iPad, and trying to make it "ok" in his mind by saying things such as "I know mom, it's like I'm visiting Grandma and Grandpa without you, only with people I don't know." Again, broke my heart.

We arrived to ER at noon and he was finally brought upstairs and admitted at 6:30 pm.

The time there was both filled with good and bad, maybe another post sometime. Overall I really liked the staff I met and they did take him off his meds and put him on new ones. After the second day they saw no rages or anger (after they took him off the Focalin... ). The kids weren't able to visit until Tuesday, a full week after he was admitted, as that is the only day siblings can come. They were SO happy to see each other!!!

And he was FINALLY discharged last night! We are so happy to have him back under our roof again! They decided to transition him to their day program to be certain he's on the correct meds and ease his transition. Not too big a deal except that he gets out at 2 and there is no transportation. I and a few local friends are working it out to pick him up each day and take him to a friend's who will keep him until I'm done at school, she just doesn't have access to a car right now to pick him up herself.

The best thing coming from all of this is the fact that he will now have a different doctor. They told me that they've had kids inpatient for two weeks, put them on all new meds, and then the child has gone back to (the same doctor B had) and he changed all their meds at their first appt back. So we'll now have a local doctor whom I've heard good things about and shouldn't have these issues with doctors again! If anything, THAT will have been worth all of this!


Kathy C. said...

I hope the new dr listens to you. My older son just had a med added to his and he's been way off balance all week.

Jeanie said...

I pray that things settle down for all of you. Hopefully, the new doc will help a lot as well as the new meds.

Molly said...

I am s glad everything is under control!!! It really makes me mad that this doctor wouldn't listen. I am so glad you are switching!!!

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