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Thursday, September 07, 2006

My Star Kyle. (Life with ADHD) Part Five

In the meantime I'd been reading these posts by parents and I started reading up on defiance disorder, ADD, ADHD, compulsive disorders. All sorts of things.
I took ideas from each and every one and implemented them with Kyle. It was all I could do because I still didn't know EXACTLY what he was suffering with.

Some things worked, some didn't. Some made things seem better, and yet others just made things worse.

I finally received a letter saying he could be seen by a child psychiatrist! I was scared, but I was so happy! I would at least KNOW what it was and what I could do about it to help make Kyle's life easier for him.

We hadn't been in the doctor’s office for more than 10 minutes when he said 'I'm sorry, there is no doubt in my mind that Kyle has overly moderate ADHD'.

I broke down and cried.

I had always had my suspicions, but to have them confirmed was like a kick in the gut.



that takes me right back to damien's first official diagnosis...
i also "knew" he had a disorder, but i wanted someone to tell me i was paranoid and his teachers and i were exaggerating!

i must have been quite a sight- my face going all red and my eyes screwing up and my chin wobbling... and then as soon as i tried to say anything i started crying, then i'd get it under control a little, take a deep breath, try to start talking again and start crying instead!

the psych handled it like the pro she was though!
Ive recently had the same fight as yourself. My child has now been diagnosed adhd, odd and a conduct disorder due to the adhd being left untreated for so long. I dont know where the strength to carry on came from but im glad I followed my instincts.
It IS a struggle, and it does make us stronger people. Just remember you're not alone. Gut instinct is what makes us great parents. ;)

It hurt like hell to have Kyle diagnosed, but in the long run I'm really glad we got it figured out. Stand your ground and fight for the help you need.

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