medications problem update

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Marguerite, May 1, 2012.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    It's been an interesting week.

    Last Friday I drove easy child 2/difficult child 2 to the uni campus where they're doing her neuropsychologist assessment. The first session was three hours and they wanted me for some of it for history. She's back there this Friday for the next session. I'm driving her there again, it is easier this way.

    The following Monday (two days ago) she saw the neurologist for the second time. He did an EEG and I was there when he met up with her. Yes, he will write the prescription, but he has a lot of hoops to jump through first with the Dept of Health. I told him that easy child 2/difficult child 2 is talking about dropping out of uni (again) because she has been unable to study while unmedicated. I need to look for a campus nearby that we can enrol her into, she says studying by correspondence is not working for her.

    The neurologist has planned to see her again on Monday, this time he specially asked for it to be without me. I'm cool with that. He says he has to get to know her by herself, let her be free to answer his questions without worrying about what I might think. It's not a problem for her, but he needs to be sure of this. Besides, it saves me trekking out early if I don't need to.

    Today - I trekked out. easy child 2/difficult child 2 had an 11 am phone appointment with her uni disabilities counsellor (on the other side of the country). It was not terribly helpful, the counsellor will talk to easy child 2/GFG2s teachers but can't really do much more. I'd like easy child 2/difficult child 2 to finish this semester at least, if she can, to make a transfer easier. But it will need medications. And this would not have been a problem if the shrink she saw back in January had written the prescription like everyone said should have happened. It's been absolutely crazy.

    And now to the others.
    difficult child 1 has his medications, I picked them up last Friday and we dropped them in to him. But he needs to find a new specialist, or get the previous one to authorise his GP to prescribe.

    difficult child 3 has a meeting at school tomorrow, to sit with SpEd and look at how difficult child 3's study plan is going. Our initial assessment - it's not going anywhere and the last person to accept this is difficult child 3. I rang college to ask them how that course is going, he's got more leeway there, they can be more flexible. So I'm predicting that one likely outcome from tomorrow will be the advice to drop school, to aim for college instead. Once he gets his college qualification, he won't need his high school graduation. While he tries for both, he could fail both. But if he invests in one or the other, he has more chance of success.

    Tomorrow's meeting is likely to be stormy. I have to slip out at some point to get my eyes checked, my glasses broke yesterday and they're holding together by one little s crew. I take them off my face and they fall apart. Kind of how I feel really...

    It will cost me over $1000 to get new glasses because my prescription is so strong (non-standard). Insurance will cover maybe $200 if that.

    I'm typing this while sitting in the club, we're about to leave so difficult child 3 can get to drama class.

    Time to go.

    I'll check in later.

  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Marg, that is tiring just to read. I sure hope that the neuro can come through with the medications sooner than later. Wishing you good outcome for the school meeting!
  3. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I need to catch my breath while reading this! Keeping my fingers crossed the neurologist will be able to get a script for easy child 2/difficult child 2 without tons of red tape... It seems so simple - Give easy child 2/difficult child 2 her script, she can finish the semester, end of story. Of course life is never this simple but, what you've gone through already is beyond ridiculous...

    At least difficult child 1 has his medications for now! How long before he runs out? Hope he has enough left to buy the time needed to find a doctor who will continue prescribing them for him.

    My difficult children always go full steam ahead, disregarding whatever advice they're given, believing that their decisions are the right ones, unable to see things from any other point of view. Hoping difficult child 3 is able to be more flexible in his thinking then either of my boys are...

    Sorry about your broken glasses - Why is it that when one unfortunate event occurs, they just seem to keep on multiplying...? I was going to say that bad things happen in three's but your broken glasses trashed that idea.

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and hoping you'll be able to put all of this "garbage" behind you ASAP... SFR
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I hope things work out for easy child. in my opinion it is criminal that she has to stop her studying because she is unable to get anyone to rx her medications. Talk about a waste of human potential that could be avoided/prevented. I also hope difficult child 3 is able to see the logic of dropping the hs grad and just working on college. But it isn't easy to accept your limitations, Know what I mean??

    As for your glasses, you might want to explore online eyeglasses providers. I have gotten mine online for several years and had excellent luck. I have a very strong prescription and awful astigmatism but I can still get glasses for under$100 online. I have gotten quite a few pairs for Tyler also as he seems to break them with astonishing regularity. His end up being about $10-$20 per pair, and that is a good thing when he needs 4-5 pr per year.
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Gosh, if anyone can find a way to get that medication scrip, you can!
    I am so sorry you are getting the runaround. Aggravating!

    Awww, this is so sad ... Tomorrow's meeting is likely to be stormy. I have to slip out at some point to get my eyes checked, my glasses broke yesterday and they're holding together by one little s crew. I take them off my face and they fall apart. Kind of how I feel really...

  6. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    difficult child 1's scripts should last him six months. I'm going to nag him to get an appointment organised fast, it could take that six months to get something in place. Someone told me yesterday about a doctor who could be worth tracking down.

    difficult child 3 has been complaining of a headache and feeling sick - I think his anxiety is ramping up again. I can hear him heading for bed - I should too, but I've been working.

    I'll update after tomorrow's running around is done.

  7. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I'm feeling optimistic about that lead - Hope that doctor is perfect for difficult child 1! I hope both you and difficult child 3 somehow manage to get a good night's rest and that the school meeting goes better then expected... SFR
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    And hopefully you've got an answer to those glasses of yours... Sometimes it's these "little" things that throw us for a loop, especially as they tend to happen when we're in the middle of bigger stuff!