Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Medication Update

Here we are - a couple of weeks into our experiment with new meds for Aspergers.

I've seen a great amount of improvement with her mood.  We haven't had a single meltdown since she started on it.  She's been happy and carefree. 

The downside - she is happy and carefree.  Her tests are now coming back with 75% instead of 95%.  Her homework is back to taking her 2 hours to finish instead of 30 minutes.  Her teacher has noticed a significant loss of focus. 

Earlier today she was begging to take her old meds again.  She says she hates not being able to focus.  She says her brain feels like when we were driving up the freeway and all of the radio stations would get fuzzy.  Poor kiddo. 

Sometimes I get angry that she has to go through all of this.  I hate having to have my 7 year old taking all of these grown up drugs.  I hate worrying that they will have serious side effects in another 30 years that we just don't know about.   It's just not fair. I wish I could make it all go away.  Little kids shouldn't have to worry about all of these things. 

We go back to the doctor this weekend and she will see how Dani is doing- and  where we go from here. 

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