Monday, March 18, 2013

Just another Manic Monday

We had an appointment today with the Nurse Practitioner at the Mental Health Clinic. It was to discuss his symptoms and medication. We went down a long list of all the medications he was on (Adderall XR, regular Adderall, Ritalin, Focalin, Intuniv, Clonidine). We also discussed his behaviors, his anger, aggression, temper, meltdowns, tantrums, self-injuries, etc. She saw first hand how quickly he rages, when Gianna walked past him and accidentally knocked down one of the plastic army guys he was playing with. We discussed how the medication works, and that she didn't think we gave him enough time with the other medications. She also felt that it wasn't a high enough dose. So, for now, we're trying Risperidone. We go back in 2 weeks to see how he's doing on it.
After that, I took him to Walmart so that we could fill the prescription, pick up some groceries, and go to Subway to eat lunch. While there, he kept whining and trying to run away. This is exactly why I don't take him anywhere by myself. I just cannot keep tabs on him while we're out.
In other news, it's cold out. Very cold. And my van doesn't have heat in it anymore. Something about the thermostat, we think. So, no heat in freezing cold temperatures. Good times. Not to mention, we're supposed to et a storm tonight. I've heard any where from 1-3 inches, all the way up to a foot or more. Totally not looking forward to this. Anthony's car is messed up, so he'll have the van. Not that it would matter. The van is overheating for some reason. The temperature gauge light thingy comes on exactly 10 minutes after the van is started. Then, within another 3 minutes, it's flashing and making the dinging noise like when the door is open and the key is in the ignition still. It's really rather scary to have the kids with me and have that happen. I need to have it checked out sooner, rather than later. Have to wait until we have some money, first ::sigh::
It's a little after 10pm now. The older 2 are sound asleep. Gianna just woke up. Time for me to put her back to sleep. Hope your day went much better than mine!

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