THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!
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!