The last few weeks have been so emotionally draining. Between adjusting back to the time change, my new diagnosis, and Lil' man being "off the hook." I was over it. Yesterday I called the doctors office and demanded that Lil' Man be taken off his medication. I was at my breaking point. I was ready to pack his bags and send him to respite FOREVER.
Thank God he agreed. I am happy to announce that our little boy is back, to his happy-hyper self. I much prefer him bouncing off the walls. Watching him itching, picking, whining,and being just plan unhappy, and uncomfortable in his own skin over the last few weeks was hard.
I KNEW it was the medication that was causing him to be that way, after all I am the one who takes care of him, day in and day out. Yet because I am his foster Mother I am not allowed to stop any medications without WRITTEN approval from the prescribing doctor.
Hopefully now his sores can heal before the get infected. Last count I found over 20 pick marks/scabs or whatever you want to call them.
In a few weeks we are going to try him on Strattera , which is a non-stimulate. Does anyone have any experience with stratera in young children? Specifically those with mood disorders, and lack of impulse control?