Candes - about ODD
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|Mon, 06-16-2003 - 12:41pm|
Believe me, with the dx of ODD, it came as a complete and TOTAL shock to us!!!! We had been to see our psych at an appt where she said nothing, and then not even a week later, we took in a form for her to fill out to enroll Tristan on a military's EFM program (Exceptional Family Member - helps us get duty stations with areas/facilities that can actually help us, and not hinder us like we found out our current one is). When we got this form back from her, this dx was listed. Not once has she ever said anything to us about it.
The only thing we can figure is, we have said to her that when he is not at school, he doesn't listen as well - mainly to hubby and myself. I know the exact reason for it, too....school is strict and regimental, home is relaxed and "home." I am thinking she took this a totally different way.
We are going to talk to her about this (we only meet with her about once every 2-3months). In fact, the appts that normally take about 15mins to check on his meds actually took hubby almost an hour last time. He went in, completely fed up, and let it all out with this woman. And, for what we feel was the first time, she actually listened! She started Trsitan on a new med that we feel better fits his needs, and she will see him again this week (last appt was only last month, so she is very "into" what is going on with us, now!) to see about weaning him off of the Tenex. I think hubby is also going to talk to her this appt about the ODD - yes, he is defiant, at times, to hubby and myself. Every child is at this age, he is simply heightened. Also, it isn't constant, and it isn't with all adults. In fact, he lives to please people, not defy them.