I haven't posted in a bit. My 8 year old has PDD, mood disorder and ADHD. I have written on here before about the struggles that we have had with him and school and everything. Well last week on Monday he had a really bad outburst at school. He was throwing chairs and desks. He punched the teacher and kicked her. He was throwing stuff at other students. He tried to punch the assistant principal and tried to bite him. He destroyed the assistant principals office. Even I wasn't able to calm him down. I have no idea what set him off so bad but as you all know the school is a big issue for him. His psychiatrist has been wanting to put him in the hospital for a few months now and finally we had no other choice. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. He was there for 8 days. While he was there he did a ton of therapy and they switched his meds faster. Now he is on Zyprexa, Tegretol and Adderall. All of a sudden he is like a completely different child. He is almost back to the sweet loving helpful child he was before all this got really bad. He still gets mad and frustrated but he calms himself down instead of hitting and yelling. He has been really sweet to his brothers and when they start to bug him he will just walk away and be by himself for a bit. While he was in the hospital a girl kicked his chair during group therapy and normally he would have jumped up and started hitting her but he didnt do anything. He just sat there quietly and let the doctors handle it. I don't know if I should get my hopes up that something is finally working or if I should still tread lightly if this is all just temporary. His doctors and I realized it would not be a good thing to send him back to the school right after he got out of the hospital since that school is a huge trigger for him so he is currently in partial hospitalization so he comes home every day at 3. Has anyone had a huge improvement like this just to be knocked back down again? I am so happy and proud of him but I am very anxious and filled with dread that it wont last.
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