Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scoutty Brat

I finally got around to getting Cam a scout shirt, and then we actually SEWED the stuff on it! (He was supposed to wear it to school today, but being as scatter-brained as I am, I spaced it until now, and he's been gone for over an hour....Oh well!!)
Here's my proud little scout! (Isn't he cute!?)
We've also been trying out new ADHD medications with him. I liked the last medicine he was on except for the fact that he was ornery and VERY defiant. He did pay attention to things and was doing pretty well. The other downside to his last medication was the fact that his medical insurance just didn't cover it....period. It was too new to be covered, so we had to cover whatever they wouldn't, which ended up being almost $200 a month....ick!!
So we've tried him on Ritalin. Yeah, I know, the typical medicine, but I'm having problems with it. He's even MORE defiant, if that's at all possible, and even grouchier and meaner. I'm at my wits end with him most of the time. Since he had no school or therapy yesterday I about lost my MIND with the kid. He screamed, yelled, and threw tantrum after tantrum....I was ready to shoot him. Last night I told him that he NEEDED to start behaving better, or I'd get upset. He just shrugged it off and went to bed.
I'm HOPING that today goes better. I just keep telling myself that all this medicating stuff WILL get better....I just can't wait until we figure out the correct dosage and what works with him.


Mattsmom said...

I am so sorry! I haven't been checking here as often...but now that you have a computer...YAY...I will be back more often to read your wit and wisdom!

I am so sorry that Cam is having such a hard time.
One thing that stood out to me was when you wrote this

"Last night I told him that he NEEDED to start behaving better, or I'd get upset. He just shrugged it off and went to bed."

It reminded me that when we were taking the love and logic class they mentioned that with some kids, if you tell them what makes you upset they will make sure to do it more. ARG! Kids! Anyway, I was wondering if Cam is acting up because he knows it will upset you. I know Matthew does it sometimes.

I hope things get better soon!

And he is adorable in his scout uniform! Is it even possible that you have an eight year old? Wasn't it just the other day that we were young and care free!!

Deanna said...

He's the cutest little scout!!! And his uniform looks GREAT! I'm so EXCITED for our blue and gold banquet! We had a blast last night! He and Tanner were buddies, and it made me laugh! The things they did! He was pretty good, considering we had almost 20 people in our tiny kitchen...I've got some pictures I snapped last night...about 50 of em. I'll hopefully have a chance to look at them tonight and I could email you a few. We got a GREAT group shot! :)