Hi I'm a mom of 4, 2 of my own and 2 step children. My first son from a previous relationship is about to turn 10 years old. He was born with a congenital heart defect. He had his first surgery when he was 2 weeks old, his 2nd heart surgery was when he was 6 years old. We almost lost him both times. He is getting a lot stronger and they have taken him off alot of his medications from having to take 10 different types to now 3. He was also diagnoised with ADD, we've tried everything and nothing seems to be working. He's gone to counseling and no offense but I really don't like paying $200 for him to talk about Legos for an hour. I'm in the process of getting him tested for Aspger Syndrome (not sure if I'm spelling it right). It's a constant battle of getting him to do simple tasks (wash yourself with soap when you take your shower, brush your teeth, take your medicine, put deodarant on, etc.), but when it comes to History or Math he's a whiz, loves to read and actually comprehends what he reads. But if you ask him did you do you make your bed his response is "Umm yeah. I mean huh what did you ask me?" Then I have another son who was born moderate hearing loss and when he was 2 years diagnoised with growth deficit. He's overcoming all his obstacles very well. The new hearing aides have really helped him and he's doing really well in school because of it and his speech is coming along awesome. I hate having to inject my 4 year old son every day, but i have too so he can grow. I know it works because 2 years ago he was wearing 6/9 months clothes and today he is wearing 5/6 Toddler clothing. Then I have a SS who is ADHD. Great kid! I just wish his BM would stop playing around with his medication and listen to what the expects say. Listen to what her son is saying. He's crying out for help and it kills me. I can at least say she's been a little consistent for the last year but before he wouldn't take his medication during the summer and he was everywhere. He's very violent when he's not on his medication. He's told me I can see what I'm doing but I can't stop myself from doing it and I don't know why. My SD doesn't have any medical problems. I also have ADD and I too take medication for it daily. I hope to get a lot of help and support with this group. I could sure use it.