Holly - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
Hi Everyone! Good to see all of you and it is great that we are growing in numbers. It is so hard to talk to others that are not in our positions, because try as they might, they just don't understand what we go through. I myself am pretty sick of my daughter and her crappy attitude lately. I know part of it is just being a "typical teenager", but there is that other part that gets out of control that I can't handle some days. Today we go to her psychiatrist, I am a little anxious because the last time we were there he told us he could not treat my daughter due to her "major issues", one being taking medication, and he recommended intensive outpatient treatment. Due to my location, my son's school schedule, no babysitter and money issues, that is not an option for us at this time, so I called him back and explained the situation, and asked if he would consider either seeing her again, or referring us elsewhere. He agreed to see her today, but I don't know if it is a last visit, or what. On top of that, her eating is getting out of control again. She began compulsive eating after she started taking Risperadol several years ago, and she has never really stopped. It goes in periods where it is bad, then not so much. Right now I have to keep the pantries, and fridge locked. I hate it, but she refuses to make good food choices, even tho I keep healthy food. She had ice cream for breakfast yesterday while I took her brother to the bus stop! I swear, it is always something. Anyway, I hope you will all keep posting and chatting with each other. I look forward to hearing your stories and thoughts.