Hey! You're missing a pretty good life....

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by JJJ, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Piglet is mostly a easy child, or maybe it is just in comparison to my other children.

    In the past week alone, Piglet has
    1. attempted to try out for the volleyball team, got confused over how the cuts were being done and ended up just not going back

    2. forgot to tell us that she had an orchestra concert

    3. forgot to tell me that she needed supplies for a craft

    4. is totally clueless about what her homework is or the point of any of her lessons

    I seriously don't know how she can stand to live her life like this. When we try to ask leading questions to try and figure out what happened. she gets upset cause she can't answer even the most basic questions.

    I want her to get an updated full and complete special education evaluation but she isn't showing "enough" issues at school yet. There is definitely something wrong with her functioning.
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Is there any chance she's outgrown her Adderall dose?
  3. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Most definitely, but she has very severe weight issues and since she has been unable to maintain a healthy weight at this dose - the doctor is not going to up it. She needs to gain 7-8 pounds before we can even ask. I'm considering taking her to a specialist to see if there is something going on (neurologically) besides the ADD.
  4. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    Has her executive functioning been tested? Could she have an NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)?
  5. ML

    ML Guest

    I know that manster is like night and day in terms of his ability to track this stuff. He only takes one dose of the 8-hour Ritalin and by the afternoon we have to give up all expectations.
  6. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    JJJ, I was thinking NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) as well - my difficult child has adhd and the organization piece is definitely MIA! We have put some things in place over the years to help him which are now habit. Perhaps testing her for deficiencies in executive functioning could help getting some accommodations into, at the very least, a 504. The school may be more apt to do testing if it's specific. Adhd is qualification for a 504.

    How long has she been at the current dose of her stimulant? I know, when difficult child was younger and weight was an issue, his psychiatrist gave me a rx for a medication (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it) that helped to stimulate his appetite. Now that he's 15, he makes up for the lack of appetite during the day at night and on the weekends!

  7. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    The medication is most likely Periactin, a mild antihistamine that stimulates appetite. My daughters have been on it with positive results.