Mommysaver - posted on 10/14/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 6 year old ds just got diagnosed with ADHD. He is in first grade and is having a rough time at school. He talks out of turn, gets up and runs around the room, runs down the hall, does not pay attention, and so forth. He also got suspended from school for getting upset with his classmates and threating to stab them with a pencil. He is constantly is the principal or guidance counselors office. While there he will tell them he hates his life, his heart is black and that he needs help with his brain because he cannot control himself. A couple times they asked him to draw a picture of how he feels and he drew a pic of dropping a bomb on the school. When that happened a month ago they showed up at my house because they called us (a half hour before) and no o e answered. (give us a second to get the message!) they told us he is a danger to himself and others and we needed to take him to a psych hospital ASAP to be evaluated. We did not want to but did. The psychiatrist there basically to.d us the school over reacted and to set up an appointment for counseling. (which we already had)
After this he drew another picture 3 days later and they called me in. They told me he is in crisis and we need to take him to a 2nd psych hospital to be evaluated because the first one did not help. I flat out told them no. Two days later they called again and once again told us to commit him. I again said no.
Now we have seen the psychiatrist the school had recommended and she says right now he does not need committed and his drawings, and threatening outbursts could all be because he is upset with his ADHD and constantly getting in trouble at school. She said it also could be ODD but she will continue to evaluate him. She wants to prescribe meds which I am ok with but we had to get an EKG done first. We are waiting for the results.
Got a call yesterday from school that he was completely out of control and they are running out of resources to help him. The wanted to see me this am but my son woke up with diarrhea so I had to cancel. The called and asked if they could come to our house instead to meet with me. I told them no he is sick and it is not appropriate to come here. They were actually upset I said no. I set up a time on Mon to meet at the school.
I have given consent to start an IEP 2 weeks ago but they have 60 days to do it. I am so fed up with how they are handling this. I need help and would appreciate any advice. He acts the worse at school though we do have problems at home. We did not have any issues in kindergarten and all this started at the beginning of 1st grade. He is so down when at school and is never happy. He is an extremely loving boy and I hate to see him beat himself up.
What can I do to deal with the school and help my ds???