Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just an update...

... and a thank you to my wonderful friends for their kind words on my last post.

Well almost two weeks in and there are mixed reports. On the sleep front there has been a miraculous turn around and he is now sleeping between 8 and 10 hours a night and boy does it show. My little man, who for years has had dark purple shadows under his eyes, is waking up clear eyed and bright faced almost every morning! We are in a good routine now where he takes his meds at 7pm and then has a bath and reads to me and then normally he's asleep between 8 and 8:30. None of this midnight nonsense. For the first few nights I honestly didn't know what to do with myself. Interestingly enough, I didn't give him meds one night as we went out for dinner with my folks and I didn't want him nodding off at the dinner table. We were out from 6pm-9pm then got home and all went to bed - I checked on him at 01:30am and he was wide awake.

Not such good news on the mood stabilising drug front. He's had up days, down days, inbetween days. This was not the plan. There have been massive issues with behaviour at school and they have seen an aggressive, angry, mean side of thim that previously had been under control. Crisis talks with the school and our behaviour therapist and it's a wait and see approach. Fingers crossed the next week or so goes well!

As for me - well between work & kids there isn't much time for anything else. Would love to have some crafty things to share but there just isn't time lately - I'm living vicariously through buttontree lane, kuka and knitting sprout with their sewing/cooking/knitting achievements!

3 comments:

Kuka said...

Hey glad to hear the little man's sleeping is better - that's for sure got to be a step in the right direction for any other issues - hopefully the mood will improve too!
Let's have lunch soon - just let me know a day you're free =)
xo

knitting sprouts said...

that is so good that he is getting rest finally - and Im sorry to hear about the other problems he is having. Im hoping it will sort itself out very soon for all of you.xx

Bella said...

Good news on the sleeping front! Sounds like that's one battle you are keeping ahead on...

I can ask a friend who's an autistic specialist teacher for any other ideas on the mood stuff if you like...she's currently teaching at the Woden School, so is up to date with what's going on...hope that he has settled now though...