We received Odin's diagnosis and it is Asperger's and ADHD. The ADHD part I am shocked about, I just didn't think he had that. She talked about medication for the ADHD but I am scared about it because he is only 4 and I just don't want to put drugs into his little body. I'm just confused about what I should do at this point. I have contacted the school district to get him in the preschool in our district for next year. Last year he attended a preschool at the community center but half way through the year he needed an aide to "survive" as they put it. Can anyone share what their experiences with ADHD or Aspergers have been like for their child and what therapies have they benefited from the most? Do you medicate your child for ADHD. I have read so many horrible things about the medication used for ADHD and most if it sounds like it's a "wait and see" thing. I knew an ASD diagnosis was coming but I still feel sad about it and cried most of Monday. Don't know why I was crying and I also feel mad but who I am mad at I don't know. I think in the back of my mind I was hoping the doctor would say "Get outta here he's just fine" I know that sounds stupid but I guess I was just holding out hope that I was wrong about him.
Sorry I am rambling on but my mind has been racing for two days with all of the "what do I do next, How will he be in school, can he be successful in life, will he need special Ed or main stream??" I feel like I am on a roller coaster that is never going to stop and let me get off!
on May. 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM