We have all calmed down today. Noah is having a pretty good day. In fact right now he is sitting next to me watching the Olympics and being as sweet as can be.
A big thank you to everyone who commented or twittered their support!! It means so much to me.
We have an appointment Tuesday with a new developmental pediatrician. She has a great reputation. We are hopeful that she will help us figure out more of what is going on inside his head.
Both Rich and I are at a point where we are ready to try new medications. We have explored the ADHD meds and know what helps, but it isn't enough. I think Risperdal is in his future.
I'm not sure if I've written before that we are seeing what look like manic episodes with him. Not only do his actions get rather frantic, but he has racing speech as well. More than his typical high energy, talkative ADHD self.
I'm really concerned about bipolar disorder. I've barely wrapped my brain around Aspergers and that he is considered "special needs." Adding mental illness to it is more than overwhelming me.
But, if that is what it is we will deal with it. At least we will have a better idea how to treat it.
I just wish we had been able to get in to see this doctor sooner. We are only three weeks away from starting kindergarten. I hate that we may be playing with new medications as he makes that transition. Not to mention it's scary giving a kid his age these heavy duty drugs.
We are still fighting to get home based therapy, which would come in and work with us intensively in the home. We need someone that can see him in action, in his environment. Not just at school or for 45 minutes in a therapists office or studio. Magellan Behavioral Health continues to request "further information." How much more information do they need? Do I show them the bruises on Kiel? Or do I drop Noah off at their offices for a few hours to "visit?" Hmmm...that might not be a bad idea!