I've set up an evaluation for my son....

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I've set up an evaluation for my son....
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Mon, 08-04-2003 - 5:15pm
Hi all,

I was referred by a friend to a center out by my house who does evaluations for ADD/ADHD. They can get my son in next Monday. Isn't that kinda soon? I thought most of them have a waiting period? I guess it's just the initial interview, then we fill out all the forms and then we come back. Any support would be greatly appreciated. This has been very hard for me, but it's time.

All summer, we've been yelling our brains out at our 7yr old. He just doesn't listen or does things without thinking. Like today, I went to go use my eyeliner and noticed it was destroyed. Not like it's cheap, it's from Estee lauder, and I buy one like once a year but I use it cause it's good for sensitive eyes. I about lost it. This is not the first time he's gotten into my makeup or things. He just can't stop himself it seems. I'm worried about him not having friends, it seems like at times they shun him, etc. So we will see what they find out. I"m also not looking forward to the next school year which is creeping up pretty fast.

Thanks for listening..

Amy
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Amy -

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Mon, 08-04-2003 - 9:27pm
Oh, Amy, it sounds like it's time!

If it IS ADD, then hopefully you will be on your way to finding something that helps DS and the rest of your family as well.

I remember a weekend several months ago, where we had done nothing but fuss and spank. Then riding his bike at top speed, with absolutely no sense, he ran into the bar-b-q pit. ANd I had to ask myself if it was really worth it and who was benefitting if we didn't do meds on the weekends. We are essentially without meds this summer, and I know that sometimes I can talk to him, and just by looking at his face, I can tell that he hasn't "heard" me at all. Didn't even know I was talking. He can also get so caught up in wildness with his brother that even though I'm standing there yelling, it's like it doesn't even register. Like then he is ultra focused on what he is doing. I can hand him his clothes to put on, and later he asks me what to wear. Hellooooo??

When I was trying to get DS evaluated, there were waits of months at the pediatricians around town. But I finally called this one place out of sheer desperation, and had an appointment within about a week. They did the testing and we had the results within about 2 weeks after that. I really liked this lady and ended up using her again, when DS #2 was evaluated.

For my 1st appointment, I did take some samples of his work, his report cards, standardized test results, if you've got them.

Do not feel bad. This is not a reflection on you or your parenting skills or anything else. You are trying to get your child (and your family) some help. That is a good thing.

Keep us posted.

Karen

 


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