Someone PLEASE talk to me about ADHD kids
Now, my nephew...they put him on meds when diagnosed, and they worked great, just not long enough. He would take them in the morning and by the time he got out of school the meds had worn off and his parents were getting no relief from his behavior what so ever, and he couldn't concentrate to do his homework. I guess they tried a few different things since then, but then I saw him today. As soon as he walked through the door I could tell something was wrong. He was pale as a ghost, and just looked and acted like a zombie. Then my brother tells me they put him on a new med in addition to the one he was already on. He couldn't remember the names of any of his meds. It ripped my heart out to see my nephew like this. He sat on my lap and let me rub his back for awhile, but he just wasn't himself. We went out to dinner for my moms bday and he couldn't even smile or talk through the whole thing. I'm just, seriously crying for him. I don't know how to handle this.
But then there's my sd. Who I don't know how to handle either. She's getting on meds soon but isn't yet. Sometimes, (don't bash me for saying this) but she gets so bad that it would almost be ok for her to sit there and not say anything. But I live with her. I imagine my sil feels the same way about my nephew but my heart breaks for him because I don't see how bad he can get.
I'm just at a loss with both of them. Can someone please help me with this?? :'(