Thursday, November 12, 2009

He's back!

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?


  1. Strattera SAVED OUR BUTTS!!! Tara is on it. It is a miracle. She had tons of side effects on the stuff she was on before...nothing on Strattera.

  2. Could it be that easy? lol..I am keeping my fingers crossed. What improvements/changes did you notice once she started the medication?