Because we all know I just miss the Mom of the Year award by thismuch every year...
I was noticing Jaysen was running low on his meds. And by running low, I mean holy shit-potatoes Batman, I should have refilled this 3 days ago. So I jet on over to the pharmacy. As I was entering the store, something made me look down. Know what I saw???
Oh my effing Buddha burrito. You've GOT to be shitting me. Nope. Not shitting me.
Okay. I can handle this. Let's think. Yeah, wake up other half of brain... Rational Me: Ohai! I'm here. Me: Kay. I totally need you. Jaysen's outta meds. His behavior has been really tweaky lately- which means possibly, there needs to be a med re-eval. Possibly a different med? Maybe we should just see how he does off of them? RM: Are. You. Kidding. Me? Don't you remember the last time you did this, and he was bonkers? Hyper like a spider monkey washing down crack with a Mountain Dew? Hyper like stayed up all night? Hyper like pulling couch cushions off constantly, and nobody had anywhere to sit? Me: Yeah, but he's got one pill left... I could split it and get one day out of it... RM: Or... you could call the doctor to call in a week's worth until you can get him in. Me: But the weight gain and blood draws... RM: The physical aggression... he's big now. That punch would hurt. For real. Me: ...yeah... Okay, I'll give it a few days and really watch him. RM: Oy...
So... we're on day 4 of no meds. I can report that there is little to no difference. I can also report that there have been some instances where he would usually "go off", and he has started to, but then walked away, and returned calmer.
Example: He was playing a video game that was frustrating him. He did some self harming, hitting and biting (keep in mind he was doing these sib's prior to no meds), but then he got up from the game, went outside and got the mail from the mailbox, came back in the house, and turned off the game, and watched TV instead.
*blink blink* I know.
Another example? I received word from Jaysen's camp counselor that while at the park... "Jaysen was threatened by another (non-camper) boy. Jaysen handled the situation wonderfully." *huge proud cheesy grin*
Keep him in your thoughts as we fare through this interesting trial!