Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trying something new

Today we had a checkup for Jacob with his Child Psychologist.  Since Jacob thinks the medicine is wearing off by lunchtime (and so does his teacher) we have upped the dose.  If this doesn't work, the doctor is going to give him a non-stimulant in addition to his normal medication.  We will see.

He actually had a great week as far as behavior goes.  Unless the teacher is being too nice in rewarding him.  It's hard to tell.  He didn't have any half-finished worksheets so all we had was the nightly reading.  This was a blessing considering we had two soccer games and a four-day school week.

The medicine does seem to be slowing him down just a bit.  He took it not long before his soccer game started.  He had his eyes glued to the iPad until game time.  He played his best game ever today.  Came within inches of making his first goal.  I would say he was at least tied for best player on the team.  Afterwards we went to Dairy Queen and he said his stomach hurt.  He didn't eat much of his lunch and only took a bite of his ice cream.  He had a fit on the way home (which hasn't happened in a while).  Once we got comfortable and he laid down for a nap he calmed down.  The evening went very well and he was a huge help with chores.  He even went right back to sleep when it was bedtime.

Jacob made a comment today that he would take the medicine if I wanted him to.  I asked him what he wanted and he just shrugged his shoulders.  I hate that this has to be part of his reality right now and I look forward to the day when we can manage without medication. 

So, the medicine seems to be working overall.  I'll be keeping an eye on the side effects to see if there are any changes. 

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