Trinita - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am having a hard time with my son. I thought I was ok because he didn't seem to have a very severe disability. I am finding out that it doesn't need to be severe to be overwhelming.
He was diagnosed at age 7 with ADHD. The meds haven't been working at all. Last year he had a psych episode and spent a week inpatient. He has facial grimaces as well. He was diagnosed this week with Bipolar disorder. He also has developmental delays.
I also have Bipolar disorder. It is very hard trying to care for my son and I am finding myself extremely frustrated and yelling a lot. I am also crying a lot because I am feeling overwhelmed. Contrary to my previous belief, I need more help with him than I expected. I applied for respite services but how do I bridge the gap until those services start?
How do I manage and cope? How can I keep myself from getting so overwhelmed? Please help. All suggestions are welcome.