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had to take Herself to the Doc. Thank GOD. This morning was....bad.

Before I start, I want to say that if you want to tell me I suck as a parent, fine - but please, keep in mind I am dealing with a kid on the Autism Spectrum. She is NOT Neuro-normal. What works for you and your "normal" kids will NOT WORK WITH HER. OK? OK.....

I knew this AM was going to be bad. She woke up grumpy. This is a warning sign, and it makes me start deflecting immediately. She grumped when the dogs sniffed her (I let the dogs wake up the kids - I mean, it's hard to be in a bad mood with puppies licking your face/feet, y'know?), she grumped during her breakfast. She was wearing the SAME shirt she'd worn since Sunday.......because, all 4 times I asked this weekend, she had "no dirty clothes". Right.......

So...she took her meds, and I *very politely* asked her to bring me her laundry so I could get it started. Cue MELTDOWN. :sigh:

I won't go into a lot of detail; suffice to say that it was bad. REALLY bad. Bad to the point that I was 1 more statement from her would have caused me to call the mental hospital for her admittance. (No joke - it was BAD.)

So, about 20 minutes later the meds kicked in, and all was well in Who-ville. :sigh:

The doc re-prescribed Adderall; she is to take 1/2 of 1 the minute she gets up. Vyvance at the regular time...and he changed her night-time meds. :fingers crossed:

She's perfectly fine, now - and denies anything was wrong this AM. :bangs head:

THIS is why we are both late to work each morning - I can't leave her alone with her brother for an hour before school. I can't leave her alone for half an hour.....Himself is smart, yes, but he can't see the meltdown brewing, and.....sorry guys, but he's a typical male. He doesn't see the signs and walks Right Into it. Then makes it worse by trying to get out of it......and SG isn't much better. He, at least, is starting to see the signs and tries to diffuse.....

:sigh: I hope the med changes work.....the defiant attitude needs to be adjusted as does the diva-ness. Some of it's puberty (Oh, JOY.), but most is ASD at it's finest.

In good news, we got the goat coats and baby blanket today. It's currently 54*, so none are needed...we'll go out later and swap out.
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From:Ali Snowdale
Date:December 9th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your morning. We have had days like that with teenagers - especially the youngest - he is 21 now, but when he was 16, 17 years old.. he would scream, try to pull his hair out, bang his head against the wall, he was the most dramatic child I ever came across...in many was he acted like my ex. Thankfully we only had a few total flip outs around here but even those few times were absolutly exhausting.
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