Melisha - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
So since April of this year, we've been having our son, 6yrs old, evaluated by 2 different doctors (Dr1 and Dr2). The reason I am using 2 different ones, is because Dr1, was confusing us, so we researched and asked people about another doctor and she's been really great. Dr1, put him on Guanfacine, which didn't help. She said he had an anxiety disorder and was on a dysregulation spectrum. We then took him off of Guanfacine and he is currently on Respiridone. He's been diagnosed with ADD, PDD-NOS and Anxiety Disorder by Dr1 and we're in the process of finding out if he has Asperger's with Dr1. Won't find out her diagnosis on that until Sept.
Yesterday we had a parent meeting with Dr2. She is diagnosing him with the following, ADHD-Primarily Innattentive (she tested him on this), ODD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder, SPD-Sensory Processing Disorder and Asperger's Disorder. She recommends us take him off the the Respiridone, slowly, and put him on ADHD medication. Which in turn should help with the other disorders he has. BUT we have to take him to therapies for ODD and SPD and read as much as we can about everything. She recommended CHADD meetings, and family therapies to help our family restructure our life around him to make him more comfortable and deal better with this surroundings and the way we do things. So far, I like Dr2. She explained what everything is, and what we need to do. Dr1, really didn't explain anything and was so confusing when she talked to us.
Our son, Noah, was having trouble in school, and at home. He is quiet and good when its quiet with less distractions, less people, less going on. He loves going outside, whether it be alone or with his little sister. He loves just sitting there, no matter how hot it is in AZ!
Does anyone else have the same things or similar and how did you or how ARE you coping with this? I don't know how I can deal with all of this, its so much to take in, its overwhelming and I know I have to be strong and focused for my son. To help him..to get him through this. What are you doing or what did you do to get through this?? Anything would help..anything!