Tomorrow is a new day...thank goodness. Tonight was a rough one. Bedtime took 1 hour and 45 minutes. Seven restraints. Lots of ugly words. I will spare you the details.
I met today with Akila's Psychiatrist alone without Akila. We are trying a new med. I was hoping to talk about some other things with her, but we really only had time to talk meds. Tomorrow, we will try Daytrana, which is a ritalin based medicine which comes in a patch. The nice thing about this is that it can stay on technically up to 24 hours, you just need to take it off 2-3 hours before you want the child to go to bed as it takes this long for the meds to get out of their system.
The other issue with most stimulants is that they only work for 8-10 hours. We are hopeful that this patch system will make our evenings less "horrific". Oh so hopeful, as they are out of control lately.
Is it really?
1 week ago