Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Yeah, so sue me. I've decided to start screwing around with the blog.
It's about damn time.
So expect to see radical changes as I experiment. Just wish I had some good quality reefer or something so I could come up with some REALLY wacky stuff. Or I'd settle for some halfway decent web skills.
And oh yeah, more good news...Bennett had an appointment today with a Behavioral Pediatrician. Only took us 4 months to get THAT going.
Clarification: It only took a few weeks to get the appointment through Cleveland Clinic, because they rock. We waited months waiting on Nationwide Children's Hospital and as always they failed to deliver so we got tired of waiting and went to Cleveland. The doc up there thinks that Bennett has ADD in addition to everything else.
You hope to pass along stuff to your kids. You SO do not want them to be burdened with YOUR genetic crap. Welcome to my Hell sons...sorry.
Anyway, the Doc wants to put the boy on Ritalin.
Hmmm..this is scary to me. And...how does this address the thing with him biting the shit out of his arms? Or will it? But Ritalin? At his age? And how can I know for sure that it actually IS ADD? I don't even know for sure what the root cause of all his issues are? The Pertussis that activated the Seizures to begin with? The Initial Misdiagnosis resulting in prolonging the Infantile Spasms rather than moving to surgical options immediately? The Tumor itself? The Removal of Part of His Brain? The Autism? As Yet To Be Determined?
How I'm supposed to know the right decisions to make for these boys is beyond me. Sometimes I feel like I am hanging by a rope over a bottomless pit and it is just gonna take a few more things for that rope to break and down I go.