Dawn - posted on 06/15/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
My son has ADHD, ODD, mild SPD, and PDD-NOS. He is high functioning. We have come a long way in 2yrs, but sometimes I wonder if I am crazy. I get alot of he looks fine to me, he is just hyper all boys are, boys will be boys, he will grow out of it ect.. Sometimes I look at my son and think Ok he is fine perfectly normal, maybe they were right and w/a little help he "grew out of it". Then he will say my name 5 times in a row w/out asking or saying anything else, or ask the same question 3/4 times in a row --not even 2 mins between asking or meltdown with real tears and distress because I vacumed up a single bean that was missed after cleaning up his big bin of beans he plays with. The crying is because it is gone forever (yes, he has like 200 more that look the same). When he does these things I think OK that is NOT normal. I almost wish he would pick one! Either be worse and act like that all the time or just stop and be "normal". Then I feel bad for thinking that because he is who he is and has worked so hard to be "almost normal". I was so happy when my mom finally saw the strange after telling me for 6months that I was wrong, he was fine. Then she saw it and now accepts and tries to help. His teacher saw alot of it, but at home he is fine 85% of the time. Same with running to the store and he did OK (with anticipation/interventions) at Bush Gardens. So am I crazy? Or are there others out there with one leg on each side of the line? How do you cope?