Monday, October 27, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

Another kid on meds. Emma begins Prozac for her Anxiety Disorder today. She will start off on only 10mg but he feels confident she will need to at least double it next month. The Psychiatrist asked her all kinds of questions about how she feels and her symptoms. She was so cute and very grown up when she described her panic attacks and nervous stomach. He he asked her what makes her nervous and she said, "Everything!". She freaks about tests, going to school, her mother, her first sisters, but mostly about bathrooms. As she told him how she will only use "2 bathrooms in the whole world" I about fell out of my chair. She was so serious and focused on making him understand she hates feeling like this. She informed him she cries "over silly things like getting a problem wrong on a test". He asked her who she was trying to please, Mommy? She very matter of factly told him that "Mommy doesn't care if I miss them, I do". He feels she has OCD issues, as well. He said it comes out in small children a little differently, they like their toys organized, don't eat certain foods, or obsess over the bathroom they use. It is not uncommon for them to have sleeping issues like she does. Over all, I am excited to see how things change for her. She is a ball of nerves and it definitely was affecting her, her class, and her family. I really like this new doctor, he is very cautious about prescribing meds.

When I was filling out the paperwork, I asked her if she had 3 wishes what would she wish for? I was so impressed when she told me 1. she could see her mother 2. her friend Raphael (he has undx'd ADHD) could do better in school b/c he doesn't seem to be having fun and gets yelled at 3. school would get out early so she could play with her brother and sisters. She is such a sweet kid.


Lisa said...

Hoping you see quick positive results. I didn't know that about OCD & kids. Very interesting. We're waiting on an appeal letter to Medica*d to see if J can switch to Abilif* due to being unable to increase risper. because of cholesterol & weight gain.

Donna said...

Hello there. I don't know how I found your blog, I just did. I went all the way back to the beginning and read up to the latest entry. Now my back hurts from sitting at the computer.

I think you're cool. I think you're doing what you were born to do. I think everything will come out all right in the end.


Ashley said...

All the best to all of you- Anytime you need me, let me know.

Tudu said...

Donna, thanks so much. I agree with you, I can't imagine doing anything else. Welcome. Now go get busy on your blog so I can get to know you as intimately.

Ashley, I am slammed right now. I have saved your email and didn't publish your other comment for your privacy. I will be picking your brain soon. Thanks.

Kath said...

I hope it goes brilliantly, and quickly for you!

Donna said...

Heh. I have no blog. Well, that's a lie. I started one, but I only made one entry and now I can't find it.

Just think of me of one of life's lurkers. I so admire you for putting yourself out there.

We have a bit in common. My ex-husband is serving 15 years in a South Carolina prison for abusing my daughters. I kinda hate his guts, but at least my girls are safe.

We're five years + past "D Day" -- the day I read my daughter's diary. And we're still standing. And close.

In any event, your blog is now a must read for me.

Donna (in South Carolina)

Tudu said...

Donna, are you on my private blog? If not, send me a comment with your email address and I won't publish it but I will send you an invitation. It's not a very active one but it is the one I discuss the trial and what's happening with them regarding the sexual abuse case. I'd love your input and experience.

Dee Hollis said...

I hope the meds kick in quickly and are side effect free for Em. I liked her wishes- you have a very kind little girl there.

I too was interested to read about the link between OCD and bathroom behaviour. Can it be a case of not using a bathroom at all?