Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7/27/10 Lyme Disease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I KNEWWWWWWWWWWWWW there was something more going on with him than just his ADHD!! I KNEW IT!!! A few days ago my son came to me and said, " Mom, my smile changed." So I took a closer look and sure enough he couldn't move the right side of his face. We went to the Dr. and it's Bell's Palsy. They said it's really rare in children so they did a lyme disease test. It came back positive! And they believe he has had it for quite some time now since it has effected his nerves. After doing some research I found out that lyme disease when left untreated can cause a number of neurological changes.... all very similar to those of ADHD. FINALLY AN ANSWER!!!! He will be starting a long course of antibiotics and I will keep you posted on any changes in his behavior. Please, if you notice serious changes in your childs behavior don't hesitate to talk to your dr. about the possibilty of it being lyme. My son never got a rash or anything!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

5/5/10 hmmmm. Maybe this is it!

Yesterday I went to my son's school and met with the principle, the guidence councilor, his teacher, and his special ed teacher. We all agree that something has changed with my son. We all discussed what was happening at home and school and I think we found a great path to follow to help him! It was such a wonderful meeting!

They feel ( and I agree ) that he has put up a wall as a defence. He knows that he is stuggling and not doing as well as he should be doing in school. He has a hard time with the kids there and is very overwhelmed at school. Which naturally would be frustrating to anyone. Let alone a child who is working soo hard all day just to do what is easy for everyone else. So, in his frustration he acts out. He lashes out at home because he has just had a very long, hard day. Even adults get cranky after a hard day at work right?

So, we are going to talk him through each emotion that he feels. Talk ( outloud) through the emtions we feel and how we are going to get through it. Talk, talk, talk! We need him to see that's it's ok to feel the way he does, and how we make it through our tough moments. We need to give him the time he needs when he is overwhelmed and frustrated to calm down, then try again. We are all working together to get him through this. We are going to try lot's of patience on our part, lots of consistancy, and positive reinforcements. I hope this starts as something!

Friday, April 30, 2010

4/30/10 My Beautiful Boy.

This is my beautiful son. This is the reason I search everyday for an answer. I will find an answer. I will find a treatment that works. I will NOT let ADHD define who he is. I will help him to shine through his ADHD.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

4/29/10 there are some good things though!

I forgot to mention in my previous post that while my son is having new problems, the old problems with the rage have completely gone away. No rage or anger issues at all. Now, he doesn't always like the things he's told and does get mad sometimes but what kid doesn't? He has grown 2 inches and gained 10 pounds since december! He is ABSOLUTELY more level emotionally. In my eyes, the Omega supplement did work. I continue to give it to him everyday before school. I have added a cup of coffee (with milk and all natural nonsugar sweetener) in the morning to his routine, as well as half a cup when he gets home from school. The caffeine really helps him focus.

4/29/10 Feeling Lost But Determined!

I apologize for neglecting this blog for so long. It has been a hard few months to say the least. So far, the Omega supplement DOES help my son with his symptoms a little. However, recently he has been displaying new behavior that leads me to wonder if it isn't something more than just ADHD. Actually, my gut instincts tell me that it IS more than just ADHD. I just know it is. But what?

Let me back up a little. He has been showing some seriously defiant behavior lately. He isn't really doing anything bad, he just isn't doing what he is told to do. For example, when it was time for his class to go into their classroom everyone went in and he just stood in the hallway. When he was asked to put his things away and sit at his desk he went and started his school work on the computer. I mean; what is that about? Is it ADHD with ODD?

I tried signing him up for karate. We went to meet with the instructor and it was just my son, myself, and the intructor there. No one else. Well, something scared my son so bad about that situation that he literally curled up in a ball, cried and hid behind me the entire time. And he's 10. He has EXTREME fear of being watched I guess. The same thing happened at his schools chior concert. When it came time for them to sing he got soooo scared, cried, and refused to goup there with his class.

I need to find answers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

1/2/10" I gained 3 pounds mom!"

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. It has been crazy around here with the holidays and out of town family in visiting and everything.

I am a total believer that the Omega/Ginseng combo works! My son has lost all of the irractic, emotional outburst! He is able to stay focused AND is doing well in social settings. He also has gained 3 pounds since coming off the meds! WOO HOO!

We went over to my mother inlaws on christmas day and he was calm and well behaved all day long! Even with the excitement of all the new toys and everything!

I am super happy!

I will update this again in a couple of days since there haven't been any huge changes lately. I am curious to see how things go once he returns to school from the winter break!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

12/22/09 Could it really be working?

First, sorry I didn't update yesterday......crazy day.

Today has been great. no fighting, yelling, crying....nothing. Just a happy little boy :)

And guess what?!?

He came home from school today and did his homework! By himself! Without me having to redirect him a bunch of times! Isn't that something? Not only did he do his homework, but he read for 15 minutes and was able to tell me exactly what had happened in the part of the book he read!

I am more and more hopefull everyday that we are on the right track. Still keeping my fingers crossed.