Samantha - posted on 06/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Ok so, I have four kids, three boys aged 3, 9 and 11 and a girl aged 7. So hello to you all! My name is Samantha.
I have my second eldest who is 9, his name is Jake and he is a colourful loving child.
So, we do not yet have a diagnosis, it could be a mixture of different disorders most likely as the doctor suggested.
ADHD is one of them, and we are going though hospital tests and appointments to see if he has focal epilepsy.
He suffers night terrors, has dyslexia and is very stressed at school
His teacher is a traditional type, and despite doctors letters and such she continues to what I would more or less call bully him, calls him a naughty and difficult child.
So we have been advised by the doctor to pull him out shortly if it continues.
anyway. we are going through MRI scans and EEG and other things. It has been a scary expierience for us all, and I have to say I am terrified as to what the future brings.
Will he have a normal life? Can he do everyday things?
He is so dependant on me. Not that it should matter, i help him how i can. And love him with all my heart. There is no support here in gorey. And i feel alienated, on top of medical costs and everything else. I can feel myself as a mother cracking slowly but surely.
You are all in your own here, with your own problems.
His behaviour is over the top, over emotional, lashes out at me and his siblings. his older sibling gets bullied and feels a lot of responsibility and stress due to my other sons behaviour in school.
Some of the behviour such as hand flapping which is an autism symptom. Screaming at no one there. Freaking out and running away as if I am going to hurt him. Which i wouldnt in my life. then he falls asleep for ten minutes and remembers nothing.
Dealing with it for years now.
As I said, it is hard on all of us.
On top of having trouble with my youngests jaw and my own health problems.
Just want to meet like minded people to talk to, as I can feel the isolation. and stress mounting. thanks :)