Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How to Define "Dramatic Change"

So we went to the doctor, we made the decision, and we started the meds. I can tell you it was not an easy decision, and not one made lightly. The doctor said we'd probably see a change right away.

But holy freakin' COW.

I have notes from teachers about how Joey is asking permission to have breaks or leave the room. He is sitting and doing work. He read ten pages of a book for one of his teachers on Monday. He spent 25 minutes on a single activity on Tuesday. HE gives his teachers hugs, says please and thank you, and takes turns. He's being silly and smiley and... who is this child, and where has he been for the last five months?

If nothing else, Joey's teachers are getting a taste of what he can really do if he's given the correct supports. We just need to figure out what those are. Joey gets break from the overwhelming anxiety that was dragging him into the abyss. Maybe he can then help us by being able to better communicate what he needs, and have a chance to settle in to his routines and get used to his teachers.

I much prefer the giggly Joey, I can tell you. I bet he does, too.


kristi said...

Wow, that is great. I know this was a tough decision for you guys but it sounds as if it was the right one.

farmwifetwo said...

Very cool... makes you wonder why you lost all that sleep for :) :)

Our change with the eldest wasn't that dramatic, the removal of dairy years before that was a shock though.

I wish the same had happened for my younger. I want to find out about the new Fragile X drug and where it is in the testing, release for public use, stages.

Stimey said...

Wow, cool. I'm really happy to hear that it's going well.

mommy~dearest said...

Hugs to all of glad to hear. :)