Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jakes Journal #3

This is my journal of my adventures with Jakes and regulating his medication.

Things are going downhill rapidly. Over the past 2 days, his mouth and excitability has increased ten fold.  Yesterday morning getting him ready for school was horrible.  He wasn't listening to my instructions (Nagging) so finally I just walked away and let him be.  If he went to school, Fine.  If not, I was beyond caring.  Then, his mouth started.  I don't remember what he said but it stuck a nerve and next thing I knew, I was pushing him into his room to get him away from me.  Lots of yelling and screaming at each other.  He did finally get ready for school, with more yelling and screaming from me, of course. 

He just doesn't think before he opens his mouth.  How do you get a kid, ANY KID, to do that?  ugh

Last night we went to dinner with the family and Jakes was rude to everyone.  Not mean rude but he didn't wait for his turn in the conversation, just interrupted whenever he wanted.  I tried to gently stop him from talking when others were but he wasn't getting it.  So when I started glaring at him while he was talking he got mad at me.

He's almost like one or both of the meds are not working.  I know that he's taking both of them, I watched him yesterday and today, just to be sure.  I know that we just started with the Intuniv at 2mg and it takes time to work but I was seeing changes, good changes.  Now, its like we are almost back to the beginning.  sigh.

I know these things that time but I am tired.


  1. give it just changed over...keep your psych informed...hang in there mom...

  2. Hand in there, hon.

    Trial and error. Time and adaptation.

  3. Hang in there. I can not imagine how tough it is.

  4. Does it take 4-6 weeks for them to kick in? Or much sooner?

  5. I am tired also...
    I suppose we just need to relax and take it one day at a time.

  6. I know it's hard but maybe some of it is just hormones!


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