Thursday, December 21, 2006

Austin update

Austin goes to Riley Children's Hospital ADHD Clinic again tomorrow. He is doing exceptionally well with his new medicine. I was concerned because the Dr. said it could cause his anxiety to become worse and then it is just a 12 hour med, so I was also worried about the evenings. He has been doing so much better. He has a rough time getting started in the morning. He is SO scattered, the other day it took him 20 minutes to put on 1 shoe, and then I had to tie it for him. He was trying to do so many other things while he was putting on the shoe. Well, we figured that out. I take him his pill with a drink, before he really wakes up and he takes it, this way when he does get out of bed (usually about 30 min later) he is ready to do what needs to be done. This has helped tremendously. Our evenings are not as chaotic as I thought they'd be. He is a little more high strung than before, however, he is not having the outburst of rage, and he is playing with his brothers somewhat calmly (well, as calm as 3 boys together can be). I think that because his days are much more relaxed it is helping him in the evening, because he doesn't have all the bottled up anxiety from a day "gone wrong". Oh, and lest I forget. He was doing HORRIBLE in spelling--d's and f's faithfully, and that with extra help. He has gotten 2 B's and last week was an A. WOOHOO! He was so excited! So, I guess I have to say overall, Austin is doing well. Thank God for medical help. He is such a great kid, and he just needed some help. Oh, I think his sleeping is a little better. Well, except the other night, he was up playing video games in the middle of the night--he says "what am I supposed to do when I can't sleep and everyone is asleep?"


Heather said...

Great Job on your spelling Austin!!! :) I know you must be so relieved. PTL- Heather

Grafted Branch said...

Praise the Lord for a good report. Especialy the spelling grade -- that had to have been a wonderful feeling of achievement!

Blessed Christmas to you and yours, M.

Karen said...

I'm so glad to hear Austin is having good results from his medicine. Tell him I'm proud of his spelling improvements too! Merry Christmas to all of you! Lots of love...Karen

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!! I am so excited for all of you! Thank you for sharing this. I didn't realize you had decided to go ahead with the medicine. Austin must have stood 20 feet tall with that spelling grade.
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