OK...I am gonna do it...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by jal, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jal

    jal Member

    BRAG. This has been a rare event in our lives, but today I am going to do it. difficult child (6) just called husband from school and husband couldn't really understand what he was trying to tell him...teacher gets on the phone and tells husband difficult child got student of the month for having the highest test scores and other things in his class. He gets a ribbon and a gc to Toys R Us and some other little perks. This is huge for us/him. husband said he didn't sound so excited just matter of fact, but it's big. He has really had success in this school setting and has achieved a lot in the few months he has been there.

    I am so proud of him.

    Thank you for letting me brag...it's been few and far between in the last 4 years...
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow!! Brag away....and Congrats to difficult child!!

  3. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is AWESOME! Brag away :)
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Brag away! I love a good success story!

    Thanks for bragging!
  5. And BRAG you should! You should be proud. Way to go difficult child! :bravo:
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    WOW!!! What a BIG accomplishment for him!!! Sounds like tonight is a night for a celebration.

    I think it is neat the school had him call you. It shows that they also understand what a big deal this is.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!! Be sure you get a picture of him with his sign/award/ribborn or whatever. And save it for a scrapbook.

    These are the victories that keep us moms fighting for what our kids need. We can always look back on them to help keep us motivated when things seem hopeless or impossible.
  7. aeroeng

    aeroeng Mom of Three

    Yes this site need more things to brag about! Way to go!
  8. jal,

    How wonderful for both you and difficult child. Celebrate the good times!
  9. Andy

    Andy Active Member

  10. lizzie09

    lizzie09 lizzie

    Oh yes brag away! Its wonderful to hear such good news for a change

    Enjoy Enjoy!
  11. lizzie09

    lizzie09 lizzie

    Now here we go lads...

    I had hoped to get my son off some of the medications...seroquel in particular
    He was very stable and prior to medicating we would have had a good year or more of great times.in between episodes.
    However this didnt seem to work..I had the ok to PRN seroquel and keep him on stabilizer epilim (depakote to you.)

    I wonder does it work at all? as soon as we had weaned off the last of 3 tabs each 25mg seroquel you could see different behaviours starting.

    Now we have increased sensitivity to sounds, situations etc and general
    agitation He wouldnt go into centre either today or yest and I had immediately started the medication again. It has calmed things a bit and I suppose I will see things return to normal soon but it gets so hard to see they ever will when you are in a crisis of sorts.

    Bad day today as I had tummy bug and I was home alone with him all day.

    What do you all think about the stabilizer? 500mg.would it be working at all? I know general advicewould be not to stop the anti psychotic I think psychiatrist just wanted me to see for myself what would happen so that I would be happier leaving him on it. It doesnt work as PRN

    Wea also had attended a PWS conference with son and all the people there were quite severe..this seemed to make him lower in mood also..

    Plus was as I said before that medications did not increase weight for him....at lweast I got that major turnaround sorry this should have been a new thread!!
    Lasted edited by : Apr 1, 2009
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You should be bragging:) Give difficult child a huge hug from this board auntie!
  13. Stella

    Stella New Member

    So happy for you Jal - if I had something to brag about I would!! lol.
    You and husband ARE doing such a great job with difficult child and you've every right to be proud of him and youRselves!! Pat on the back for you all. :D
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Very cool! Congrats to difficult child!
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    BRAVO!!!!!!! ENCORE!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations Mom - this is one of those feel goods to remember!
  16. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Brag away it is good for the mother's heart to see her child having successes. We here on the board do not get the opportunity as often as most other parents so I say YELL IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS! Way to go difficult child!!!! -RM :D
  17. jal

    jal Member

    Thank you all so much for your well wishes. Now here's to hoping t-ball practice goes well tonight!