I have a beautiful 8 year old girl, that I agreed to take in after her being with her adopted parents since she was 10 months old. Before that, she was in 3 different foster homes, so she didnt have that bonding thing that is so important to a baby. Anyways, she was diagnosed with "mild retardation, Asbergers, OCD, and ADHD, although, I see no hyperactivity, but she does have the attention deficit disorder. I have tried to get help for this little girl, finding her a doctor that she will trust, and not get her mouth going at him, but being she is from out of state, and the fact she is sooo young, not many doctors will touch her. When I got her, she was on 11 pills a day, in which I did manage to get her off of, even if it was only because I couldnt get her meds filled here in California. She continued on 2 which seems to suit her very well. Without her meds, she doesnt sleep, and the very few times I might get her to sleep finally, she is up and awake only 2 or 3 hours later, and then wants to sleep the following day in school. I have tried to get her mental health services but being she has insurance, the only way I can get mental health to see her is to call the police and have her arrested!! No joke! Now if that wasnt obserd enough, when I found a pediatrician finally willing to take her, and that could prescribe the 2 meds that work very well, the doctor wanted to try her on something totally different! So for 2 weeks, I went through HELL with this child. Now I have loads of patience, but I dont care if you are a saint! to have your child screaming at you on a daily basis, hurting herself just to get attention, and physically harming her little brother because she can, you see your patients start going right out the window. I have called every resourse I could find to get some sort of help, support group, ideas, you name it! Seems all I get are excuses, so when I found this, I thought"hey! maybe someone here will know what I am going through and maybe has gone through it themselves and maybe has pushed through it" SO here I am, looking for a friend or 2 that might, if nothing else, just be a shoulder to cry on now and then, being I have no one to talk to.*L*
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