OMG! If you all lived near by...I'd be

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by DDD, May 15, 2007.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    on your blankin' doorstep this evening. Yeppers! This is one of
    those "how many more straws can your back support days". Lordy
    Lordy. It jes ain't spose ta bee this hard, guys.

    difficult child (not easy child/difficult child) is having a MEGA hard time this week. He is NOT
    handling life well. That is an understatement.

    What has me tettering on the edge? I don't know if I can explain
    it to you all. This is the intimate family part of the Board but
    I'm on the edge tonight. difficult child is talking non-stop. He is not
    sleeping well. He is giggling inappropriately. I think the school year is catching up with him. He is walking to my store
    to "be with" me instead of taking the bus home...and I am wishing
    I had some place to escape. There is no way to get his medications changed as school ends in ten days. This behavior is beyond the
    Aspergers...this sure as H looks and sounds like BiPolar (BP) that is no
    longer under control.

    Today he came in laughing and showed me a card for the State of
    Florida Teen Hotline Crisis Line. He was smiling and laughing because a couple of kids gave him the card and said "call these
    people pal, cause you need help". He loved the attention. OMG!

    I think I want Mickey to send me to a treatment center! I need
    a you-know-whattin' break!

    Back to dinner prep. The Whiner DDD
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Ugh. He sounds like my Kanga -- completely off the wall. Thank God that her Geodon knocks her out at night or I'd be checking into a psychiatric hospital.

    You are amazing to take in your grandsons. I hope that you can get a psychiatrist appointment soon and get the medications adjusted.
  3. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I "think" the mystery is solved...or at least partially solved.
    He has not taken his Depakote/Risperdal at bedtime for two nights
    in a row because "he forgot" due to the pressure of studying for
    his finals.

    That's a good thing/bad thing. It will be good if he can regain his balance in a few days but, of course, the behavior at school
    is a lousy way to end the year. All in all it has been his best
    school year.

    What a life! DDD
  4. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style='font-family: Georgia'> <span style="color: #663366"> maybe for the time being some supervision at medication time is in order? hopefully being back on his medications will get him settled back down.

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  5. KFld

    KFld New Member

    Well I'm sure glad you figured it out. I agree you should monitor the medications, especially for your own sanity!!
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, right. The funny thing is that I have an ongoing
    battle (well...sortof) with his mother GFGmom because she never
    supervises his medications. He CAN NOT take his morning medicine with-o
    supervision and at home we actually take his pills and water to
    his bed, wake him up (not fun with any teen!) and watch as they
    go down his gullet! on the other hand, he has been fully trustworthy with
    his evening pills for about a year so it is not unusual for him
    to say "I'm headed to bed and 'YES, Mama, I took my pills!' :))

    Like everyone he AND I have messed up once or twice when life was
    hectic or one of us fell assleep early. This is the first time
    that he evidently has been so stressed out and so tired that he
    has not only not taken them but has told me "I already took my
    pills."....when he hadn't....and thought he had, I guess.

    He has come such a long long way with daily effort for years and
    years. It will break my heart if his problems overtake his progress. He's lived with us almost half his life when we include the years in preschool, elementary, and these past
    consequtive years. He is "quirky" but if he catches a break
    along the way he can be happy and successful. Fingers crossed.
  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    D3, thank God you and husband are in his life. What a blessing (and smart detective) you are to him.

  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Suz. We try! DDD
  9. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    DDD if I lived in FL you would be very welcome on my doorstep. I am glad you managed to find a possible reason for the weird behavior. I hope he is on track again real soon. -RM
  10. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Oh gosh, DDD, I'm glad you figured out the mystery ... and also glad, as Suz said, that you and husband are in your grandsons' lives. Without your steady influence and love, things wouldn't be going so well.

    Hopefully he can get back to having a good end of school year.

    Sending hugs, my friend,
  11. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    LOL! There is some room for interpretation of "things wouldn't
    be goins so well". LOL DDD

    PS: I am NOT available on 7/14 7/15 or 7/16.
  12. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Wow...does not taking your medications for only two days do that? I sure hope once they get on board, that difficult child will be his usual self.

    See.....I am posting a little bit. :smile:
  13. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Good Girl, Sunny!

    TYLERFAN New Member

    I hope to be as smart and good humored as you are when my Baby J is your grandsons ages. I send my support to your family. I always think about you guys. Sometimes I find myself saying "What Would DDD Do"......

    Melissa :angel: