Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bits and Pieces

We've had a busy week getting ready for the new school year. Little Guy is geared up for his senior year, and Big Kid and I are all registered for the fall semester at college.

I got Big Kid right into the doc's immediately after he got home a couple of weeks ago, to try to find something different (that won't make him manic) for his ADHD. The doc started him on a med that isn't traditionally used for this (it's a wakefulness medication used to treat sleeping disorders like narcolepsy).

I was doubtful.

And boy was I wrong.

It's amazing. He's totally focused----he had a driving lesson last week and his instructor said she could see 150% difference in his concentration and confidence. He went and filled out a bunch of job applications and had his first interview yesterday. They asked him to come back tomorrow for a second one. The best part is that there has been absolutely no manic rebound at night---rage or sadness---whatsoever.

I'm afraid to jinx it, but I'm starting to be very very hopeful.

In other news, blogging friends Carm and Kim welcomed Christopher Thomas into the world yesterday! Mom and baby are doing great. If you get a chance, drop by and offer your congrats!

I want to extend a big BIG thank you to Flamenco Mom for posting her Sofrito recipe. Just goes to show that Gluten-Casien-free cooking doesn't have to be boring. I can't wait to try it! Spicy meatballs, here I come!

Leaving you today with a snicker: Reasons NOT to hyphenate your Name. Like Butts-McCracken and Busch-Rash. ;-)

Have a great day!!

24 comments:

carmachu said...

Thanks for the mention.

But really, thats SO freaking awesome that you've (crosses fingers) finally have a me that keeps big kid focused.....now he can go back to school part time with you and not drive you to insanity keeping him focused on school work...

Rootietoot said...

Yay for Big Guy! Here's hoping for long-lasting goodness :o)

Woman with kids said...

That's great that the meds are working. We just started Boy 1 on ADHD meds, and it's been great so far... What a relief!

Kim Ayres said...

That's fantastic news about the medication. Really hope it's the solution you've all been looking for.

Mamma said...

Very good news regarding the meds. Keeping my fingers crossed that holds.

Ashley's Mom said...

Oooh, tell me what the meds are. I have a Big Kid who could also benefit...

Anna said...

That's fantastic!

So pleased for all of you. :)

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
Marvelous news for Big Kid, as well as you, your husband and Little Guy! It’d be wonderful if “wakefulness” meds were the key to helping him over the rough times. Has he been given this type of medication in the past? I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed that it works out for all of you.

Are you back in College with a full schedule or just a few courses this semester?

LMAO over the hyphenated names….

Eileen said...

I am so happy that the new meds. are doing what they are actually suppose to do. That is wonderful news. I am sending you all of positive thoughts and prayers that it will stay on this track. The begining of a school year always brings such anxiety and challenges, it is nice to hear that yours is off to a smooth, well deserved start!! XOXO

Brenda said...

Wonderful news about Big guy concerning his meds. Little guy will be a senior? But I thought he was a little guy!

Congrats to the new parents!

Grim Reality Girl said...

Yay for Big Guy! You made my day!

Ann(ie) said...

That new lil Carm is scrumptious!! I love the comic relief at the end of this post!!! AND BIG YAY FOR BIG GUY!!!!!

Ruth Dynamite said...

I knew a "Brown-Heiney" - seriously.

MoonNStarMommy said...

Gotta love meds that actually WORK... I hope we can find something different for Cal once he gets a bit older :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I so hope that Big Guy continues to do well!

Good luck with the new semester.

Thanks again for the book!

DutchBitch said...

Wow! Great about the medication for Big Kid. I hope it keeps working out for him. Muah!

Valerie Marie said...

Wunderful news!
XOXO

Jennifer McK said...

Congrats on finding something that works!!!!
It is busy before school. I know it's been crazy for me.
Have a great week.

Scully's Moulder said...

Sounds like good news on the new med. Hope it continues to work out for him. And I LOVE the anti-Yankee's graphic. ;)

Samantha said...

I'm really glad to hear that the new meds are working out well and congrats on the second interview for him!

Michelle Finsand-Peacock said...

Praying that Big Kid's new med keeps working well! Thanks for sharing about his issues.

Flamenco Mom said...

Thanks for the mention--hope the sofrito was a success!

Heather said...

I hope that Big Kid's meds are STILL working well :]

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, love!

michele said...

I haven't read all your updates yet, so hopefully this is still the case - but it's GREAT news.