Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Starting Small

A few long conversations, an IQ and EQ test and another long conversation later, we decided to see how Bailey responds to an herbal medicine before we try anything stronger. We were told to mix it with hot water to dissolve and have him drink it like a tea. It smells pretty bad so I can only imagine how it tastes. It has been a little bit of a struggle getting him to drink it, but it is getting better. On Friday, he will have been taking the medicine for a week and I have noticed a few slight changes, but it takes a while for the full effect to be seen. We got a three week supply and another appointment on the 22nd. The herbal is supposed to be able to help calm and somewhat regulate his emotions and help keep him relaxed. If it doesn't seem to do the trick then there are ADHD medicines that we can try either separately or together with the herbal. The doctor never really gave us a diagnosis per se, but he said that a lot of the signs/symptoms that Bailey has can be seen in kids with ADHD. Bailey started second grade this Tuesday and is really excited about his new "girl" teacher. (His first grade teacher was a "boy".) Hopefully, we can help make this year better than last.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Good morning Trisha. I'm so glad you updated about this. I think starting small is the best idea and starting with herbal meds is a great start. The positive is you took Bailey in. And also another positive is, the doctor seems to know how to help. Hopefully the herbal meds will be enough but if not the doctor can hopefully find the perfect combination for Bailey.

And to Bailey, have a wonderful new school year this year. A new teacher sounds like a good thing too. Both Branden and Noah have the same teachers this year. ; )