Feeling like I'm at end of rope.
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|Tue, 04-28-2009 - 6:41pm|
I'm nearly going crazy with everything concerning Gray and this has only just begun. SIGH. As most of you know, he turned four in Feb and has sensory issues, ADHD (according to dev ped and I couldn't agree more)and a weird smorgasboard of developmental issues which are inconsistant, random, Spectrumish at times and basically the bane of my existance! LOL! First of all the teachers, doctors, specialists, ME have no idea what to do with Mr. Gray. He has been on a trial run of Ritalin and we have had VERY mixed reviews and results. Some days/times I see him really calm and focused and I'm thinking this stuff is great. The side effects for him though are not wanting to eat and being overly emotional, adamant about weird things...almost OCDish. All while like I said some days/times are great, other times he is still whizzing around like a whirling dervish. His teachers didn't think they were seeing much of a difference but saw the emotional side effects. We are TRYING to move him up to a least restrictive class for next year with a higher ratio of slightly less effected kids. I took him off for a week without telling the teachers and at the end of the week they asked if he was still on his meds because although he was happy he was running around like a mad man and would not be able to move up to the "Classic" class since he couldn't stay attentive. I put him back on this week without telling them and they have said he is being hyperactive!!!!!! AHHHHHH! It's only 5mg a day once a day, so he's getting the side effects of being on too much, but it isn't REALLY curbing the ADHD either...well...at least not to the extent one would hope..it is working some. He's only four so I know lots of meds aren't available for him. I just want him to be able to focus and stay to task so that he can be with more "typical" kids. Hardly any of the kids in his class speak and he talks like mad. I basically want him with kids who are better socially because he really struggles in that and I think he needs to be around kids who will approach HIM. The kids in his current class don't really interact at all.
That then leads me to preschool for next year. They can't decide whether to keep him in his current class or try and move him up. Every person who has observed him says he needs time with typicals and I've found an amazing private preschool who has accepted him. Problem is it clashes time wise with the County PEP program that he's in. I wanted him to do both, but that probably isn't possible. I'm rambling. Sorry. I'm just so confused and I want to do what is best for Gray. I have no idea what that is.