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Aaron's Disabilities

A.D.H.D. O.D.D. O.C.D. Bipolar Tourette's Syndrome Links for 504 & IEPs Medications

Hello my name is Judy
also known as SgrBear25
My son Aaron Michael has
Severe A.D.H.D., O.D.D., O.C.D., 
Tourette's Syndrome and Child Onset Bipolar 
(mood disorder non otherwise specified)

I made this page so that other parents 
would understand that there is help 
out there for our children.

Aaron is 9 years old and has been on
medication since he was 3 1/2.
Without medication we had no life.
We could not take him anywhere without a fight and a struggle.
Outsiders would look at him and think that he was a spoiled child,
throwing a fit because he was not getting his way.
There is one thing I have learned from Aaron having these disabilities.
Never judge other parents when you see them out with their children you do not know what kind of problems that child may have.
The children that have these kind of disabilities
are usually very loving, caring children.
They are truly called


"The Misunderstood Child"

This past month Aaron spent 8 days in the Hospital for Behavioral Problems.
He finally realized even at his young age that he does have problems
and hopefully now he has somewhat of a better understanding that it is not his fault.
The Psychiatrist put him on new mgs. of medications he was already on and took him off of Risperdol they feel that was the medication causing the major weight gain.
In the past 6 years we have tried medications such as....
Mellaril, Prozac, Neurontin, Wellbutrin, Depacote, Zyprexa, Clonidine, Adderall, Moban, Thorzine, Topamax, Cogentin, Topriamate, Tenex, Lithium, Tegretol, Risperdol, Geodon, Concerta, Cylert, Seroquel, Paxil and Trazadone. 

These are not all of them but all I can think of right now.
Sometimes when a child has ADHD along with other problems the medications actually fight against each other.
Aaron is now attending a Private school for children with special needs and is in a class with 7
children who all have problems similar to his.

Aaron was also placed in the hospital 2 other times.
Once in March of 2000 he spent 15 days in there to try and get his medications leveled out.

And then he had to return to the hospital in October of 2000. 
He was out of control and he spent 13 days in there that time.

 

They changed his medications while he was in the hospital and put him on Tenex, Tegretol, Trazodone, Seroquel, Cogentin, Risperdol and Ritalin. They once again tried him on a Stimilant. It was so sad with him only being 7 years old he didn't really understand fully why he has these problems. Since that hospital stay he has done much better and things have been going well at school. I pray that someday he can have some fun like most kids do.

 

Currently his medications are..

Tegretol, Dexadrine, Geodon and Trazodone.

 

 

These kids at times can be quite destructive

And they have so much energy
and are always running.....

Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids who don't always get A's,
The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers,
And noses that go on for days . . .
Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids they call crazy or dumb,
The kids who don't fit, with the guts and the grit,
who dance to a different drum . . .
Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids with the mischievous streak,
For when they have grown, as history's shown,
It's their difference that makes them unique.


 

Medications

I guess this is one of the things
that irritates me the most is when
some people discuss medications.
There are many people out there
who label "US PARENTS" as
DRUG PUSHERS
Well they are so wrong and they
obviously do not have a child
with Severe A.D.H.D. and or
other disabilities.


"Zombie?"
This comment is consistant with the
view that medications are evil.
First of all, calling medications
"Drugs" is word loading.
By putting negative spin on the word,
you pass judgement on the people
who do use them.
Zombie is also an inaccurate word.
Anyone who uses the word to describe a child on Ritalin
or any other type of medication for thier disability is probably a parent whose child DOES NOT have A.D.H.D.
Ritalin and other medications do not have that effect on a true ADD'r.
If an unfavorable reaction does occur,
it might be because the dosage is wrong,
not because the med doesn't work...
You should not pass judgement on those who use medications.


 

Parents more than anything always be Patient
and give your child lots of hugs and remember...
Always say

 

 

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Last modified: October 6, 2002
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