It occurs to me that I should mention we have upped Word Girl’s medication….doubled it in fact. We have gone from 5mg to 10mg as of this past weekend. Tuesday was her first day at school with it so it is a little hard to tell what, if anything, is happening. She says she thinks it works better…..and homework yesterday was the easiest EVER….but who knows. I know we just have to sit back and wait for a while. You all know how well I do with sitting back and waiting.
When she first started her medication she complained about stomach upset, but that settled out eventually. I was a little worried an increase would bring that back. She seems a little less hungry the last few days, but I don’t think it has been too bad. Decreased appetite yes, but no complaints about discomfort or pain. She is back to eating the bulk of her calories at breakfast and dinner, lunches boxes come back fairly full. I am back to packing lots of different snacks in the hope that something will appeal. Her weight never became an issue and I don’t think it will be with the change. Just something to watch for.
In general she still seems her usual zany self. Lots of talking and trying to over mother/boss around the other Howler Monkeys…..lots of trying out pre-pre-teen attitude. I’m not loving some of the back talk, or say asking her to pick something up off the floor and suddenly being served a platter of ”You are asking me to do the most unfair thing in the whole history of forever!” No….it’s not a side of effect of her meds….it’s just part of the phase of life we are entering. And while I can sit here and type my understanding of her
pain-in-the-arse attitude problem willfullness….it does not mean I have to like it.