Six Month Eval - Mixed Feelings

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Registered: 07-03-2003
Six Month Eval - Mixed Feelings
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Thu, 09-25-2003 - 11:12am
Well, we had our six month med eval yesterday. Our DS - 7 - is on 18 mg of Concerta. I don't think it is working as well as it did in the beginning, yet I don't think we're ready to step up yet - will just have to wait and see.

Our doc wants to keep with the current dose and is very pleased with DS. He has had mostly E's (for Excellent) on conduct. His biggest challenge is still keeping his body still and his hands to himself. Though, I took him to school this morning and stayed for morning care just to observe him. I noticed that all the second grade boys kept putting their hands on each other - wrestling, pushing, grabbing - they are still physical.

Yesterday, we got our first note home of the year. DS hit another boy with a hard binder on the head. I asked him why he did it and he claims they were mostly playing - I've got a call in to the teacher to find out. It does matter some if it was aggression or playing that got out of hand - either way it is a HUGE no-no - people can really get hurt by getting hit in the head.

I also notice that DS moves around (still) more than other kids. But, even so, he is doing well.

DS lost 2 pounds and gained 1 1/2 inches - doc is a little concerned about that and suggested that we give him a peanut butter sandwich at night for a more protein snack. So, last night we gave him a PB sandwich and a chocolate pudding - he'll eat both - we're going to try doing this every night and see if that helps.

Anyway - thanks for listening. I am so scared for him - even with this six months of great success. Since I got that note, I'm worried that everything will just fall apart and we'll be like we were. That was so miserable - I don't want that for him or for us.

At my work, I handle crisis all day - I supervise 10 social workers in a highly stressful environment. I'd (modestly) even say I do it well. Why do I freak out when my own child brings home just one note? I even had bad dreams about it. I just worry so for him - for his future.

Thank you again for listening - this board has meant the world to me.

- Mary

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 09-25-2003 - 11:54am

Mary,


Okay take a step back and take a deep breath. LOL! Feel better now? Okay I know how you are feeling I have been going through alot of the same things with my dd and my ds. Ds has yet to be medicated. I say

 

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Registered: 07-03-2003
Thu, 09-25-2003 - 7:09pm
Yes - you're right - taking a deep breath. DS had a rough patch this week - we talked about it. Writing a note to the teacher. Being positive with him.

OK - back on track.

I see you're in about the same boat as me! Thanks for understanding and hope things work out at your place.

Thanks :-)

- Mary

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 09-25-2003 - 9:59pm

Well hoping to be on some kind of track tomorrow afternoon as ds goes to the doctor so I can see about medication for him. I have had to take several deep breaths today so that I didn't come unhinged with the whole thing. If nothing else it can be nerve racking as heck..