Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" So Cameron has his FIRST appointment ever with a child psychiatrist tomorrow.. and here i am, last minute ... [snip!] ... Sorry, I get nervous and all that when I have to do something new like this, I just wanna cover all the bases and whatnot "
Quoting MommaNoodle:" well, i would just write down and questions/concerns you have personally. idk what he is being seen for, ... [snip!] ... think of, whether i ended up actually voicing them or not. but just so i wouldn't forget or feel like i left something out. "
Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" sorry i had to run and do dinner after i posted. He's 4 and he has autism. The case manager at mental ... [snip!] ... class) of 7 kids (counting him) and being happy and participating, to hiding in a corner screaming and making loud refusals "
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" That's pretty much where Jacob is now too. On most days he'll participate, but like with what happened ... [snip!] ... usual, his face it tore up from fingernails, he'll scratch himself until he bleeds. So we're off tomorrow too. Intake eval!"
Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" yep we had our intake today.. she took him off the buspar and put him on celexa and focalin."
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" They didn't change anything for us yet. They just took all our information and then said she was going ... [snip!] ... his meds because we refuse to change it. We want to try the therapist first before the psychiatrist medication evaluations."
Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" She said it wasn't good Cam being on the buspar , and she seen how aggressive he was in there, and i ... [snip!] ... to try to keep him on them since he's so abusive without. I tried the non medicine/go to therapy route, it didn't help us "
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" Yeah I remember. Jacob's out burst are maybe every other week. At least when they're so bad I think ... [snip!] ... that. Because I used to dispense meds, because his grandma is a nurse. We refuse medication until it's the very last resort."
Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" yeah i tried the non medicine route, and therapy route, and nothing was helping, and i was tired of ... [snip!] ... to do it to him, im hoping these meds will just curb the aggression so i don't have to worry about having him wear a helmet."
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" I know we've been lucky with Jacob. Hopefully it will help. "
Quoting Mom of 2 Monkeys:" im still waiting to get the focalin... my insurance wasn't covering it without authorization from the psych as to why he needs THAT med and not another."