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Hi! I just read the description of a "floppy baby" and he really doesn't fit the bill. He had an Apgar score of 9 at birth and seemed pretty good after we got him home. The first couple of weeks he did wake every 2 or 3 hours but he was hungry and we increased his formula with adding a teaspoon of cereal and he would sleep the night. It wasn't until he got to school and was picked on about his weight that the issues began. He was a smart kid and went to double kindergarten for the stimulus that they said he needed and was always proud of his scholastic accomplishments. He had trouble with concentration on english and some word problems and I swore he had adhd, but they (the school) said no. In the past 3 years, I took him to a psych doc who said he had depression and adhd. He, however, wanted to put my son on Ritalin and Prozac after a 5 minute interview. I said no to both because I felt my son needed further testing and interviews and the doc and I almost came to blows about this. I took him to two other psych docs who said, "depression with anxiety", which I came to agree with, and "possible bipolar II". He tried Lamictal and it made him feel awful. He has had more luck(minimal side effects)from anti-depressants but after a while they poop out. I wouldn't be surprised if they found that he has thyroid trouble in the future(shades of his mother being partially misdiagnosed as well, too).He gets so nerved up that he can't concentrate at times and I think that's what happened with the word problems in school. Everyone has had so many expectations of this kid scholastically that that stressed him out too, not letting him just be a kid. With time and prayer I'm sure we'll get this ironed out and in no way am I pushing him to go out to look for a job. My biggest thing right now with him is to have no stimuli before he goes to sleep and to start out sleeping, if he can, before midnight. Sometimes we're up after 1AM just talking about anything at all because that helps him relax, too. I really want to thank you guys for listening to me this week because that helps ME to get through this knowing I'm not alone. Thanks so much--Hopeto--
[QUOTE=hopetofeelwell1;2765654]Hi! I just read the description of a "floppy baby" and he really doesn't fit the bill. He had an Apgar score of 9 at birth and seemed pretty good after we got him home. The first couple of weeks he did wake every 2 or 3 hours but he was hungry and we increased his formula with adding a teaspoon of cereal and he would sleep the night. It wasn't until he got to school and was picked on about his weight that the issues began. He was a smart kid and went to double kindergarten for the stimulus that they said he needed and was always proud of his scholastic accomplishments. He had trouble with concentration on english and some word problems and I swore he had adhd, but they (the school) said no. In the past 3 years, I took him to a psych doc who said he had depression and adhd. He, however, wanted to put my son on Ritalin and Prozac after a 5 minute interview. I said no to both because I felt my son needed further testing and interviews and the doc and I almost came to blows about this. I took him to two other psych docs who said, "depression with anxiety", which I came to agree with, and "possible bipolar II". He tried Lamictal and it made him feel awful. He has had more luck(minimal side effects)from anti-depressants but after a while they poop out. I wouldn't be surprised if they found that he has thyroid trouble in the future(shades of his mother being partially misdiagnosed as well, too).He gets so nerved up that he can't concentrate at times and I think that's what happened with the word problems in school. Everyone has had so many expectations of this kid scholastically that that stressed him out too, not letting him just be a kid. With time and prayer I'm sure we'll get this ironed out and in no way am I pushing him to go out to look for a job. My biggest thing right now with him is to have no stimuli before he goes to sleep and to start out sleeping, if he can, before midnight. Sometimes we're up after 1AM just talking about anything at all because that helps him relax, too. I really want to thank you guys for listening to me this week because that helps ME to get through this knowing I'm not alone. Thanks so much--Hopeto--[/QUOTE]
It sounds like he has bipolar he should be revaluated.Look it up he does show signs.





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