My SD has aspergers She takes respidone two 0.5mg pills a day ( one in the am and one in the PM) and a 3mg of melatonin at night. She has been at her mom's all spring break. It's the first time in month's she has seen her mom and I'm pretty shocked that she fought with DH to keep her until Sunday and didn't jump out the door when DH asked to get her back early. Anyway BM called dh today and told him that SD was out of meds ( I told him to count the pills before SD left and to get more if need be. I guess he forgot) and sd asked if she could have 2 melatonins (6mg) tonight. So BM gave her both pills. It's not a huge deal because SD can have up to 10mg of melitonin but really she only needs the 3mg and the rispidone just makes her a little more calm a few days with out it won't hurt her but melatonin is not a sub for rispidone and too much melitonin can desensitise her body and make it think that she always needs that much to get to sleep. I'm mostly upset because she let an 8 year old decide how much meds she gets. I mean what the hell is wrong with you. DH said don't do that anymore she will be fine for a few days with just a little rispidone and if you ever run out again while she is there please call and say something I will have a pharmacy down there fill a partial script until she gets home. She kept saying "Well my mom is a nurse and she said it was fine to do it plus SD wanted it so I just thought it'd ok."
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