We are seeing

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    some improvements in difficult child recently. You may remember he wasn't doing well and when we last saw psychiatrist we did a medication tweak and he said if he wasn't doing better in the next 5 to 10 days he would hospitalize him.

    Well the medication tweak has really helped. There has been 0 violence since the medication tweak! He has been taking his time outs for swearing-sometimes it takes him knowing some other consequence will be put into place if he doesn't take it. The timeouts seem to be helping some although he still has a long way to go with- swearing and disrespect.

    The neatest part is in between his (many) difficult child moments, I have been getting more hugs from difficult child-out of the blue for no reason. When we went bowling with- a friend before my class reunion he was watching my friend with her son on her lap. He came over, sat on my lap, and asked why we didn't have moments like that and gave me a hug. His sense of humor also is surfacing more again and he can be very funny.

    With my difficult child things change so quickly but it's nice to be enjoying some pleasant times right now.
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    My goodness, Sharon - literally brought tears to my eyes. Sweetie, enjoy these moments. I hope you see more regularly. :flower:
  3. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Sharon, thanks for sharing your wonderful news. May the good times continue!
  4. Janna

    Janna New Member

    What a welcome relief for you, Sharon :bravo: If anyone on this site deserves it, my friend, it's you :princess: Glad there is a positive. Phew!
  5. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Good news! :biggrin:
  6. KateM

    KateM Member

    What a heart warming update!! Let the good times continue to roll!
  7. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    Enjoy your hallmark moments. May they last and last. :bravo:
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :smile: Enjoy!!!
  9. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Awwwwwwwwww! How absolutely precious.
  10. Steely

    Steely Active Member


    This is wonderful, awesome news! in my opinion, it is all about tweaking those medications. It seems to be a constant in our life, but when you see the success it is all worth it! I am SO happy for you.

    Out of curiosity, what medication did he adjust?
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks everyone! It really is nice to see this side of difficult child. Today he had his therapist appointment and she said she could tell how relaxed he was. We were at the grocery store today and he burped in my face-typical difficult child. What wasn't typical is when I told him he wasn't getting his candy bar because of it he put it back and didn't complain, no tantrum, swearing, nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :faint:

    WW-The medication we increased was the Topomax.
  12. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :bravo: Great news Sharon :bravo:

    Here's hoping that difficult child continues to improve and learn.

  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    gotta love that topamax...lol.

    Glad to hear things are sounding up. It does make it so much easier to enjoy them when they are pleasant.

    What is he up to on the topa just out of curiosity? That was my first wonder drug and I wont be going off it ever if I can help it. I am taking 600 mgs - 200 in the am and 400 right before dinner.
  14. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    He's up to 150mgs in the am and 150mgs in the late afternoon. It was the first mood stabilizer that really helped difficult child-the Lamictal has been helpful too but Topamax was the first to really help after trialing many others.
  15. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    VERY good ! Congrats!
  16. Mrs Smith

    Mrs Smith New Member

    We notice the same things when our son's medications are working - more hugs, more "I love you's", more interaction in general. It's also the first thing to go when medications aren't working.

    Enjoy the good moments.
  17. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    sharon, I love hugs. there is something about them that warms the soul. glad you are getting some doses of the milk of human kindness..lol