The last week has just been crazy in our house. It all started with David threatening to kill someone on his brother’s facebook account, and it snowballed from there.
So what have we learned here?
We learned that kids can hide pills in their mouth, under the tongue, in the lower cheek area near the jaw. Kids are good at determining when they want to stop taking their pills. But not so good at making the decision to do so.
We learned that doctors don’t believe parents who say “we make sure that he takes his pills 4 times a day.”
We learned that some medicines are not carried by major pharmacies and can only be filled at a hospital.
We learned that medicines go a long way toward stabilising behaviours of kids with severe ADHD.
We learned that nurses and doctors can be very rude when you interrupt the normal flow of their work day.
We learned that school counsellors have a job to do, and one of those jobs is to advocate for the child.
It has been a rough week, and we seem to be over the worst of it. This weekend, David starts respite care, which should go a long ways toward helping ease the tensions in our household.