Thursday, June 26, 2008

baby steps


i posted this post on bad mommy blog too, so if you read that... sorry~ rerun :)

Concerta turned out to be a kind of a blessing and a curse all mixed together in a white tablet to be taken once a day, with breakfast :)

it's about two weeks now that Kay's on the medication and although I'm trying soooooo hard to be negative about this... so i can just tell his doc..... sorry this drug is just not for my kid ok!?

sigh

it's kind of working... wonders

who knew?

the new focused super charged Kay is a easy child to live with, I never knew he was so all over the place until he wasn't anymore... he still eats his food, although a bit less, i noticed that... he's also struggling to sleep more than 6-8 hours at a time... I'll see more of the results with his school work next term, it's school holiday now... but the big breakthrough is ... he's not so anxious anymore...

he's taking chances! real "dangerous" steps in his mind... like walking to school! this is a HUGE step for him... i know it sounds silly but really, as his mother i know what a big deal this was... granted it's not all the way to school, halfway... but still... halfway!!!

I'm slowly exhaling and my heart is bursting a little cause I'm so proud of him!

baby steps... :)

13 COMMENTS....bite me!:

angel said...

i ommented over there... very exciting news!
and i tagged you

Polgara said...

So cool that its working!
Pol x

The Jackson Files said...

What a great post, I'm so happy for you. And for Kay.

Tamara said...

So glad it's helping. I was really nervous of taking antidepressants when I was diagnosed with chemical depression a few years back. Drugs for psychological illnesses carry such a stigma, and I saw them as bottled "fake happiness".

But when your finger bleeds, you put a band aid on it, and when you have a killer headache, you take a pain tablet. So, as far as I'm concerned, if you're sick or struggling, either physically or psychologically, you do what you need to do to get better.

I took my pills for a couple of years, and I felt like I had a strong pair of arms supporting me while I took my baby steps, until the day I was ready to walk on my own, which I've been doing for two or three years now.

Good on you for being brave enough to try the meds out.

sweets said...

angel: yes tjomma... it's all good :)

pol: :)~ yes!!

jacks: thanks doll :)

tam: i think the idea scared me but i'm really surprised so far with the results... hopefully it just gets better! thanks for sharing (hugs)

Donnnnn said...

I am so happy for your progress it must seem like a miracle.

I wish that we spent the Trillions of dollars wasted on developing weapons of mass destruction on researching the human brain.

We all love to think of ourselves as half mystical above nature beings trapped in a shell for 70 odd years, but at the heart of the matter is the simple fact that the 3 pound glob of jello between our ears creates electro-chemical messages that govern our every move.

I am patiently waiting for the day when we can know more about all of the intricacies of the brain and give us all a peace of mind...
unfotunately this sort of power will prolly be abused to control us.

During and after my bout of depression in the mid 90s I was temporarily given a few different 'happi-er' pills that allowed me to get my feet back on the ground...
don't know where I would be now if I hadn't stopped my brain from 'racing' 24/7?

Prolly not here writing comments.

Lopz said...

Awesome hun, very happy for you :-)

Miss P said...

Its scary putting a child on medication cause there is this kinda revulsion for doing anything 'unnatural' to a child. But hey, if that child already has chemistry that isnt working, then use the corrective measure! Now he can enjoy his childhood! Congrats :-)

Slyde said...

that is really great that it seems to be working for him...

Southern Sage said...

thats excellent!!
woooo hoooo
I'm glad thats working out well
I know it will be much easier on you, something you deserve!

pure evyl said...

My son is now on the second month of Concerta. I don't think that it is working wonders yet but I can tell a difference. Glad to see that it is working for your son as well.

Jenty said...

I think it's great that it's working and making a difference.

sleepyjane said...

OMG I am so glad it's working for yoi guys!! WHoo!

 
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