Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's going to be a looooong journey

T was diagnosed a week ago with PDD-NOS and ADHD.  We saw his regular Ped on Tues and got a prescription for the lowest dose of Metadate (10mg).  We also requested he be tested for Lead, and Doc recommend a thyroid test as well.

We're on day 2 of the meds - not sure if it's made a difference in his behavior since he's been at school all day, but hopefully by the weekend we'll be able to see a difference.  Do have to note that when I was talking to K on my way home last night from work T was in the background and was talking up a storm.  He always talks, but he seemed to talk with more ease - like he didn't have to search a scattered brain for the right word(s).

We're going in early Friday to have his blood test for the Lead and Thyroid.  Also having Baby A tested for Lead as well since she still puts anything and everything in her mouth.  Should be fun morning - getting all the kids to Children's Mercy at 7am when the outpatient lab opens to have blood drawn.  S is having blood drawn to do Tree Nut sensitivity test.

Feel good about the ADHD and such - but still feel overwhelmed with all the info out there on PDD-NOS and autism in general.  I've been totally scattered brained at work since last Thursday so today and tomorrow I have the day off to organize all the info, and basically organize our life.  Hopefully 4 days is enough to get us enough organized so I don't feel too stressed and can re-focus on work when I'm at work.

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