Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow Day Again: Good Things Happened Anyway


Today is the sixth consecutive day the girls have been home. Good things happened anyway. The Dad and I went to speak with the psychiatrist(word is too long. That's why I usually call them shrinks) who did the psychiatric evaluation on Hope. It is now official- Hope is RAD. She may also be ADHD. We will be weaning her off the Risperdal over the next three months starting with the morning dose. Good luck Mrs. VY Teacher. After she is off the Risperdal, we will have her evaluated for ADHD. Doesn't sound like something to celebrate. Ah, but there is more. Hope's VCS (Very Competent Shrink) has agreed to treat GB, so instead of a 5 1/2 hour round trip to Manhattan, it will be a 2 hour round trip to the little city. She also said that the next generation of Risperdal is now available in a child's dose. It doesn't have the weight gain or the prolactin problems Risperdal does. YIPEEEE! She is sending me more information. I can actually dream of a stable GB again. Granted, she will still contend with FASD and ASD, but that will always be true. No more psychosis! If my body was working better, I would be dancing. Good thing this is a blog post- you can't hear my tone deaf singing :)

6 comments:

Psycho Mom said...

yey! i need the details on the new resperidone, what is it called? i need to email our shrink right away!

Lisa said...

I am tone deaf singing with you. Great news!!!!

andreawilliams said...

I will tone deaf sing and happy dance!! Great news.
Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog today. :)

Sarah said...

Yay! That is great news! Here is hoping you have school today!

Integrity Singer said...

cool - i see the pdoc on tuesday - I'm gonna ask about it because sissy's full ADULT load of geodon is doing jack BLEEP for her

Struggling to Stand said...

Yes, as Integrity Singer hinted, in the world of typing a psychiatrist is a pdoc. SO much easier to type, and no worries about spelling!