Leaving for sleep-away camp tomorrow
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|Sat, 07-26-2003 - 7:32am|
The other 'difference' this year is that Kevin is doing this med-free. For those of you that don't know, Kevin has some behavioral challenges ... ADHD/ODD/auditory processing problems (to name a few) and has been on meds for the past 2 years. Meds helped him for a long time, but the beginning of this year, it wasn't working. Since then, the docs have tried different meds and combinations, without really seeing the results we had in the past. A month ago, I said ENOUGH! And, I pulled him off everything cold turkey (despite some apprehension of my own, and the raised eyebrows of the docs.) And, I'm (VERY) pleased to report that the results have been excellent. He's really done very well. It's a long story, and for those who really don't know or understand the life of a behaviorally challenged child, it's hard to explain ... and I'm not convinced (yet) that he's outgrown this, or anything, but I'm enjoying having some semblance of 'normalcy' in my life (like I can't even explain.) SO, this year, Kevin is going to sleep away camp without having to take any meds ... He hates to feel 'different' and I know it bothered him to have to see the nurse daily. Just hope that the good behaviors we've seen at home continue next week. Cross your fingers and wish us luck.