Sunflower Syndrome

Ada - posted on 03/03/2014 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am new to SS. My fosterson (12) has been with me for three months, and I had him diagnosed through Google two months ago. Doctors in South Africa know relatively nothing about it. He has a lot of psycological issues too, but the waving does not diminish. Now the Government hospital doctor wants to put him on anti-depressants. According to them and himself he has a lot of stress. He overheard the doctor talking about stress. But whether he is treated fairly or punished, he waves. I don't want to give up on him, but have other fosterkids to take into consideration. What am I to do to help this kid?? I am at my wits end!

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Ev - posted on 03/03/2014

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So why can not the Welfare do something about the doctor since the child is actually a ward of the state?

Ada - posted on 03/03/2014

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A foster child. I have two other boys too. He was in foster with another couple for twelve years, but they couldn't cope anymore. He also wets the bed every night. Did take him to a urologist, nothing medically wrong. The only other option I have is to let the Welfare put him in a special school, but that is the last resort.

Ada - posted on 03/03/2014

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I live in a small town, and all the surrounding towns with hospitals have the same attitude. If I get referred, I have to do it through my local hospital. We only have one private doctor and he doesn't do pro bono.

Ada - posted on 03/03/2014

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It is not me that don't want to do it, it is the doctor!! I would do it in a jiffy!

Ev - posted on 03/03/2014

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THen you may have to fill out all that paperwork if you want to get him any kind of help. Sometimes we have to go further. My sister had to file a mountain of paperwork to get partial leave because her daughter is in hospital because she has major health issues with her pregnancy. And her job's Human Resources department has resourced it out to another company to make the decision. So I understand the reason of not wanting to fill out a lot of paperwork but if it means this kid's health....why not do it?

Ada - posted on 03/03/2014

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I did take him to a doctor afterwards. He already had two seizures while with me after waving. It was a private doctor who diagnosed him. As I do not have medical insurance for him, I have to use state doctors. They are not really interested. I don't even have access to a psycologist for him, as the paperwork for the doctor is too much trouble as the local hospital do not have one. I really want to help him, but my hands are cut off!

Ev - posted on 03/03/2014

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First, I have to say that doing a self diagnosis through the internet is not a good idea because not all sources are good ones. Second, only a doctor should be giving out a diagnosis on this. A good sound examination should be done. That being said, You need to go to a doctor and have this kid examined. Not go by what the interent has to say.

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