THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Changing up meds!
Elijah had a rough week at school compared to previous weeks. We had lowered one of his meds in the morning from 100 mg to 50 mg because the combination of it with a new medicine for tics was making him very sleepy. Well he was more anxious this week and a lot more bossy. Just seemed like things were a bit harder for him. I called the doc and she said that putting him back on 100 mg was probably a good idea.
Well we started off with that this morning and he was SO tired at his scocer game. I also got an email from his teacher about my email informing her of the change. She suggested trying 75 mg, and so I am going to do that. It is a bit of pain though. I have 100 mg tablets I am cutting in half, and I did invest in a pill splitter, to get 50 mg. I still have some 25 mg from a WHILE back so I am combining a 50 with a 25. Simple math, right!
We go in to see the doctor this Thursday, so we can discuss it then and hopefully see if is the combination that will work! At least his tics have been better. He still has them, but they don't seem as bad as they did a few weeks ago!