Posts Tagged ‘ADHD’

Karma

June 16, 2009

I think Karma has paid me a visit.. The day started off awesome I was tweeting with my friend Chris ADHD_Hunter and he was telling me that Times Square in NY was filled with people in lawn chairs asked if he had any pictures but did not have any so he directed me to Google Live Web cam Then I found Times Square So we both chose a place where He was close to a Live Web Cam and then I gave him my phone # He called me and while talking to him He waved at me I actually could see him.. That was way cool.. Then later on in the day I went to the Dollar Store and some where between there and home my wallet left my possession .. Had to cancel my ATM card, now I need to get a new Drivers license , Social Security card.. Yes all and anything that could identify me is all lost.. well whom ever took I hope you enjoy the 7.00$ in Cash .. And Hey Karma Gods and Goddess what ever did I do to deserve losing my wallet..???

WARNING!! Speaking my mind

May 4, 2009

My son and I were waiting our turn to be seen forĀ  his monthly visit for his ADHD Medication . Well he is getting anxious and can not stop fidgeting and talking loudly, To which I say to lower your voice, well that lasted all about 5 seconds.I’m getting dirty stares from the other people in the waiting room, I can sympathize with them I figured most of them were there because they do not feel well , and the last thing they want to hear is a noisy child . But to make a comment as I’m leaving the room is uncalled for. They do not know that my son has ADHD or perhaps they thought that he is uncontrollable and I’m not capable of controlling my child after several attempts to get him to lower his voice. But he does not understand or does not quite grasp the concept of talking quietly.
He wants to be heard and will talk to any one that will listen to him.
But for some one to have the nerve of saying something about my child who they do not know is just messed up, So next time you are in the Dr’s office and a child of any age is just a little loud or bouncy keep your comments to your self, You don’t know anything about that child .

Yes My Son Has ADHD

May 1, 2009

When my son was first diagnosed with ADHD I did not know much about it, after reading the literature in the dr’s office I thought to myself no way is my son like this , sure he is hyper and seems to always be bouncing off the wall but to me I thought that was typical for a boy his age and just releasing energy and excited about going to school and being around kids his own age. Then I started to blame myself , where did I go wrong did I eat the wrong food or take some type of medication that I was not suppose to while I was pregnant with him, did I not nurse him long enough,where did I as a parent fail him. I wanted to put some blame on his dead beat biological father for not being there for my son and not paying attention to him and being such a jerk. But there was no one to blame, I was blessed with this child and if that means he has ADHD then so be it , I will not love him any less or pretend that he is not mine. All I can do now is find out what I need to do to help him if that means medications , counseling and having him being emotional and off in his own world then I’m there to help.It has not been easy there are days when he is on a emotional roller coaster every word that I say seems to set him off and he goes storming to his room and slams the door and throws tantrums until he has worn him self out. We have our good days when he is mildly calm and his brain seems to click and he can focus and be mellow. He has a low esteem level and at times he wishes that his brain was right and normal, but what is normal sure experts have a definition for this but are they right? Is any one really normal? some one explained to me once that having ADHD and O.D.D. is like having 50 televisions on in your head and they are all on a different channel, My goodness I can’t imagine what is going on in his head I try my best to understand him and love him. It will be a long journey but I’m going to take that journey with him and let him know that he is not alone .I’m thankful that he has a teacher in school that is willing to work with him and a school that has knowledge and the understanding of kids like my son, His first school he went to labeled him and put him in special classes , Yes my son is special but no need to label him and isolate him. Granted he does need the one on one time but not for the entire day. He has come along way and let his potential shine, Who knows my son or any other child or adult that has ADHD could be the next President or Astronaut or the one to find a cure for life threatening disease. My child likes to draw and build , He could grow up and be a great designer and be well known .Just because a person has ADHD does not mean they are with out potential.