Misty - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son has been dealing with ADHD since he was 2 or 3. I didn't take him to the doctor because he was working well, so they didn't know, but you could see he was not like the other kids, bouncing off every wall. Once in school he was a hand full, but again he was doing good, all A's, so I refused to medicate him. Second grade it became a problem with grades, he was failing in the fourth week of school. So went to the doctor, now on Adderal XR and doing good, have had it raised a couple of times, but at 25mg now, which is not high at all. He is also bi polar.
His third grade teacher now thinks she knows it all about kids like my son. Says she has had kids with adhd and bi polar and they are nothing like Kyle... Hello he is not like everyone else, no one is. Both his disorders aggravate each other, so when his mood is not level his adhd is not level. So its not easy on this baby to have all these issues at 8. She said he needs to understand how to deal with it, and that his "medication only goes ----- far, and his brain has to go ------------------- far. Grrr that makes me so mad, if he could turn it off he would.
He is not old enough to know all the ways to cope with all this, he is still a kid. He looks around the room she say she is cheating... no he is making sure everyone else is doing what he is doing, and if not, he wants to know why... he talks alot to other people and rushes through his work... HELLO adhd, meds are not a cure. He gets loud and runs ... AHDA... he has a very high impulse level, that could cause a lot of trouble when he is older. He lives in the minute not able to see one minute ahead... example run back infront of the bus to grab him hat he dropped, while I am screaming for him to stop and the bus drive, luckily watches for him to make it across before moving, he said mom I'm sorry to make you cry, but I didn't want people to run over my hat, unaware he could of been run over.... He knows now not to do that, but at any time he could "forget" and do it anyway. I am not able to cross every bridge so he knows what to do, the impulses make that very hard.
This teacher has gone to the point she wants to talk about changing the meds, upping them, change what time he takes them etc... even said someone isn't taking his meds, ask him at school if he took them... come on, she has her nose to far up his butt. I told her point blank, she is not a MD, and I will take these issues up with his doctor!!! she doesn't seem to like that much, teacher conf. she rushed through it and brushed off a lot that was said, like its her way or no way. Mind you his grades are great, some B's but its harder work... I can't ask for more out of him, he is doing his best. I don't think she wants to deal with him at all, and would like to see him highly medicated to stop him from doing anything but what she wants, I don't want a robot, I want Kyle....
What do all of you think????