Thursday, September 30, 2010

Roller Coaster {of love}

This is what our life has been like the past few weeks.

One minutes he's up and happy and fine and pleasant. The next minute he's angry, obstinate and rude.

We go back to the useless psychiatrist one more time next week and then we will meet with a CABF-affiliated psychiatrist. It is my hope that the new doc can shed some light on C's situation and guide us a bit better on how to handle his ups and downs and all arounds.

This morning (or last night) was not fun with him. I was called every name in the book and was showed complete disrespect from him. I've had a hard time dealing with it today and frankly, am not looking forward to picking him up at school today.

I want some peace. Lately I've been having a hard time remembering that it's not necessarily "him" that's been so abusive to us, but a hurting, not well, child instead.

Any of you have any advice on how you look at the big picture when your child seems to be taking every little thing out on you?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Refusal to Take Depakote

My son refused to take his pills tonight. No amount of cajoling, bribing, holding him, giving him time to think, etc was getting the medicine he needed in his body tonight. A minor rage ensued. I am in tears, he's on the floor asleep in his room, but the pills never made it into his body.

What now? Hope he's "fine" in the morning and willing to take them in the morning is about the best I can do. If not that, than a call to his psychiatrist will be in order I guess.

Do you have an suggestions on how to make a refusing child take his medicine?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Too Good to be True

I don't want to jinx us. I really, really, really don't want to jinx us. But....we have had a terrific week and a half with Charlie despite the not-so-fun things that happened to us this week (you can read about that here).

He has been pleasant, calm, funny, helpful, peaceful, kind, happy, content, agreeable and just NORMAL lately. This time with him when he's his normal self is priceless. I told his counselor yesterday that I would go through a million weeks like we just had (bad) if this was always the way Charlie was.

I know this won't last. I'm living in the real world. Can I hope and pray that this will continue? Yes, of course I can, but we're not living in la-la land. His moods will shift. He will go up and down. He will go through another bad spell. But, for now, I perfectly happy with how it is!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Life Was Interrupted, but We're Back Again!

Life has surely gotten in the way of blogging frequently this past week or so. My husband was on vacation (at home) and we had some kind of icky virus. Today though, he is back to work and our virus is gone (I think....). So on to everyday life again.