Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Struggles

Sorry for the lack of "real" blogging lately... truth is we've been struggling... I've been struggling... with a seven year old whose meds are once again not "cutting it"... with a medical system that refuses to pay for other meds unless these first couple absolutely do not work... with the fact that while his ADHD meds DO work, they also create a horrible raging monster that is not my son... so tired...

11 comments:

Kathy C. said...

So sorry to hear that. Life is hard sometimes. Dealing with people who don't get it is harder!

Wish there was more i could do for you...

Megan said...

Praying for you Lisa. Struggling sucks. Hoping that the whole situation gets better so that life can return to normal. *hugs*

:)De said...

don't struggle alone! Let us know if you need anything.

Jennifer said...

Praying for you guys. Unfortunately, this is your mountain you need God to move. Keep the faith, He knows you're struggling and will work this to His glory. Please let me know if there is anything I can do...

Have you tried a GF/CF diet (and no food coloring, additives, etc)??? It made a WORLD of difference for our Parker. Seriously, now that he's been on it so long, if he so much as sneaks a bite of cherrios/milk ... I can instantly tell in his behavior. Very worth a try if you haven't.

praying for you!

Lisa said...

We tried the casein free and didn't see a difference. My biggest issue with that isn't the learning or money, though those are concerns, it's more that in a public school, etc it's almost impossible to do. Especially because it doesn't work to have other kids eating things he can't. It would be so different if he was homeschooled! I may try this summer, but just so unsure...

Becky said...

Sending up prayers for you and the whole family. You are an amazing mom.

Emily said...

So sorry! We are in the same boat with our 10 year old. Back to counseling tonight. Its exhausting and its hard because you know the real child is under there....somewhere! Prayers are with you!

pmoments81 said...

I went through the same thing when my now 10 year old was 7. They ended up switching him to a non simulant called strattera which he has been on ever since. It has worked wonders with him without causing violent outbursts.

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