difficult child started having trouble breathing last week accompanied by vomiting, and we took him to the doctor. they said something about his heart beats fast because he is little and so he has to breathe faster and don't worry about it. (yeah, okay....and this doctor specializes in both behaviour issues and cardiology.) so we waited a few days and hoped it would get better. so Friday we realized he's not getting any better on his own and take him to a different doctor at the walk in clinic. the doctor heard his heart and said "Holy Mackeral Buddy!!" and said that he has an arythmia along with an extra beat in there. he has to go for more testing now and they think he has heart damage caused by his medication. so we are now also weaning him off of that and let me tell you that is not fun for anyone. i feel like a jerk for putting him on medication when this is what is happening now.... *stress* he is only getting half a dose now and he has been screaming and crying and whyning for 2 days now. obviously i don't want him to be sick. his heart is still acting all crazy. i don't know what i'm going to do if he has to be unmedicated. when we decided to put him on the medications last year we were at the end of our rope, and we were about to surrender him to CAS and medication was our last chance to keep him as part of the family. i'm not sure what else to say. i feel really horrible. i don't know how i'll live with myself if his heart and breathing doesn't get back to normal.