Dustin has been a terribly rotten handful this week.
I am hoping it is simply transitional, but I am stressed that we are dealing with medication issues. His Lithium was increased to 3 pills daily. We had been stretching them out over the day. He began to wet the bed every night sometimes 3 times a night. Ugh!
Last week he had an appointment with the psychiatrist and he changed the Lithium to 3 pills all at once in the morning. The bed wetting has definitely slowed. But he seems really irritable and very on edge. I am hoping that it is not the medication, but is simply a period of grumpiness.
Dustin seems to have an anniversary this time of year. It was the time of year he was removed from his home. It was this time of year that he had his final visit with his mother. And it was this time of year he was kicked out of school. And it was this time of year that he was hospitalized the first time which was in a horrid facility in Indianapolis. (I have great regret over that decision) Autumn has always been a very difficult time in our household, it seems as he goes back to school and the weather begins to change he acts up. I am hoping that we are dealing with stressors that even he cannot put his finger on and not medication issues.
All of this combined with a new school year, differing routines, a different head teacher and 2 different teachers in his program are throwing him for a loop. I truly hope it levels out soon, I want me lovey Dustin back.
counseling visit #2
20 hours ago