Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Monday, June 11, 2007

Whew! Busy day and doctor update

Okay I am sitting here taking a break cause i am TIRED! I have been shampooing our carpet on my hands and knees cause our shampooer broke! I went grocery shopping and bought some carpet shampoo while I was there and could not wait to start shampooing ,then found out something was wrong with our carper shampooer so I have got the kids rooms done and the hall way that ajoins their rooms. If I can just get the living room done I will be happy but it is BIG and I do not know if I have the energy now. But anyway, those that are wondering about the doctor's appt here goes. He just basically said what I thought he would. He said Dustin has gained 10 pounds in a year so maybe his doses need to go up. He said that all natural things probably would not help dustin like diet change and stuff cause he is more than likely heriditary with Dustin due to some things that we know for sure of. He said he would back anything I would like to do but ultimately it probably would not work, I really do belive in this doctor though and he spent alot of time with us today. I HATE taking all the kids though cause I feel like Dustin thinks all his brothers and sisters think he is crazy and that we just talk about him, kwim? But anyway, it also came up that Dustin is not taking his meds like he should and all of this so I have to stand there twice a day and make sure he takes them. He wants me to make sure he gets all his meds like he is suppose to for three days and then Thursday morning we are going for blood work to see where his levels are and stuff which i am sort of happy about cause some of these meds can mess your liver up and this will also so that . I guess I finally just have to face that he is bi polar, I just really do not want him to be. And all these people can say oh he isn't, and they do not try hard enough just to work with him but we have tried everything with him and he really tries to control himself but he just does stuff spontaneously. The doctor said some of it is the bi polar and some of it is the ADHD> Please pray for us. This is really hard for me cause I just feel like it is something I have done or something I have put him through that has caused this. I also worry about his future and things like that when he gets older. The doctor said if we can get his meds figured out and if he will take them when he gets older he should do fine. It just upsets me this is something he will have to deal with his whole like. I don't know why his brother have asthma and having to deal with that all his life does not bother me as much. I guess cause of the labeling people do of others when they say they are bipolar and things like that. Anyway, that is how our appt went and he spent alot of time answering my questions. Will let you all know what happens next and thanks for all your suggetions,tips,and prayers and thoughts.

3 comments:

Kitty said...

That does sound like a busy day!! I'm glad he's getting some blood work done, and the doctor thinks that once he's taking his medications regularly, he'll start doing better as he gets older.

Try NOT to blame yourself for your son's problems. I know it's hard, but you just have to keep reminding yourself it's nothing you did. You are doing all the RIGHT things, trying to help your son. There are pysiological reasons for ADHD and the bipolar, just like for asthma.

Even if the doctor thinks that natural stuff won't really help, you still can't go wrong if you try to cut back on any sugar he eats, and try to increase his energy. If you wear him out doing fun and productive things all day, he won't have nearly as much energy to act up or be impulsive. My boys would be totally wild and destructive if I did not start each day with the intentional goal of exhausting them!! :-) I'll keep praying for you...

Kitty said...
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Kitty said...

oops, I meant to say "physiological" and "incresase his activity," not energy!! I was typing fast and not thinking!!