Son just diaganosed with ADHD
Find a Conversation
|Tue, 12-14-2010 - 11:02pm|
Hi, I'm Teresa and I'm new to this particular board. I have been married for 9 years and my husband is a police officer and I am a certified teacher. we have two kids, our daughter is 8 and our son is 5 1/2. My son was just diagnosed with ADHD although we already knew he had it, just needed the Dr to say so. My husband was diagnosed as a child and I was diagnosed with inactive adult add in college. With both of us having a form of it we knew that it was likely our kids would as well.
I do have to say that I would almost rather deal with the type I have as opposed to the agressive type my son has. When he gets frustrated or upset he doesn't know how to deal with it so he lashes out, usually violently. It has become a problem at school so I took him to his peditrician last week and she fully agreed with me about it being ADHD...if he is alone with one toy or set of toys (legos) he is perfectly happy, but if you throw another set of toys, tv, his sister wanting to play with him or anything else into the mix then you can watch the battle he's going through in his head play out on his face and in is actions.
We went to see the behavior specialist today and she also agreed after she looked over the Vanderbilts the pediatrician gave me last week.
We now have him on the Daytrana patch (starting it in the morning) and everyone I have talked to seems to agree that Christmas break is a good time to start so his body can get used to it. I really hope this treatment works. My husband is apprehensive about medicating our son but I have to remind him that this isn't 25 years ago when he was the experimental age for the meds, and that the good, truly good and understanding teachers that I will fight to have him in their classes will not label him but rather work with him..and personally I would (as a mom and a teacher) rather have him known to have ADHD rather than have him known and treated as the discipline problem.