Tomorrow we go to see Hassaan's paediatrician again. Not entirely sure what's going to be going on, as the last time around I was unable to go as I was having minor surgery so my parents took him. Now, here's the thing. I love my dad, I really do. And I am very grateful that he's been able to help with the boys when we need it. And when Hassaan first went on meds, he was one of the many that agreed we'd seen such a positive change. Now that we've seen that change consistently, he's gone onto the other side, where my middle brother is, in the 'he doesn't need medication' bandwagon. So on days like today, when I've given him the pills to give to Hassaan because he's not had breakfast yet, and then he doesn't give them (because they went out and he forgot to take the pills with them, which I totally get because I've done it) and then says later "well he's just fine, see?" It's just so frustrating. As I said tonight, the problem is not necessarily immediate, but later - when bedtime becomes a bigger fight than normal, when he starts to get a headache because it's coming out of his system and not going back in, he needs to have his meds. And that's where I left it.
So the lesson is to me - make sure Hassaan has his meds before he leaves the house because the chances of him getting them there are, well, slim. I know that if he's having a sleepover and my mom is there that he will get them. And then my next issue is that he's spending a week with my mother in law, who my husband hasn't (to the best of my knowledge) yet told about the diagnosis and meds. In fact, the one night that he and the boys stayed over (right after my surgery, as I kicked the three of them out for some peace and quiet) and the next day I asked him if he'd given Hassaan his meds (because sometimes he forgets, just as I do) and he had. So I asked him what his (ever critical) mother had said. His reply was that he hadn't told her. I asked if she'd seen it. He said nope, he'd put it in the oatmeal when she wasn't looking. So.... now to get my father to understand that he's gotta give the meds if asked, and Steve to talk to his mother and make sure she gets it as well. If not, I'm not going to be able to trust him to be anywhere where he needs his meds.
Basically, the question is this - why would you not give a child on meds for ADHD, but you'd give a diabetic child their meds? It's the same basic concept - better quality of life.
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