Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

First blog, here goes....

Went to Boston today to see our little guys Psychiatrist. He's our go to guy that handles the medication management for Ben. We were VERY skeptical about beginning him on medication, but in the fall after he was suspended from kindergarten for physically assaulting another child, and an increasing issue taking him to stores, we were really left with no other options. Now when I tell you he was suspended it wasn't all his fault. The school was supposed to have given him a trained aide to start the school year with, and they didn't. I tell you this not to place blame on the school department, but rather to show you just how crazy and misunderstood Autism really is. Anyhow, we went for med check and all is well. He's on .75ml of Risperadone, and this has seemed to level him off quite nicely. However, this does not come without side effects. Man boobs, yes I did say that; weight gain; and who else knows....time will have to tell. After his appointment he wanted to walk around the city and look at sky scrapers. This we did, for 5 hours! Without an altercation! Definite progress! However when it was time to go, he could not leave his skateboarding friends, (a group of teenagers he was admiring)his behavior started to escalate, and two girls who were near us said out loud, "Those who don't know how to control their kids, should never be a parent in the first place." Like being Ben's mom isn't hard enough. Getting out of this situation without an altercation was appearing like fantacy, now we're adding the B*LL S**T comments from some college girls. You'll see in a few years girls, you just might be blessed with a child who has Autism. All in all a great day, 65 degrees, sunny and we made it back to our car in one piece, safe and sound. We're home now, and my little Ben is sleeping peacefully.