Tag Archive: medication

D.I.V.A.’s New Moon Serenade

As some of you may know, from time to time, I’ve promised to give updates on the ongoing odyssey of medicating my eight-year-old son.  So far we’ve been through all the hyper-acting medications, which when they work right, are designed to have the opposite effect,  allowing him to focus and be present in ways that…

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Lovefest at the Oscars

True love wins at the Oscars. Just ignore the vomit in the corner.

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The Pendulum Swings Again . . .

What are supposed to be normal experiences for a child aren’t absorbed or expressed in any predictable, cogent, peaceful way by my son. I pray one day this will all change, and the direction on the dizzying pendulum will move us to a place of peace, joy and laughter. Until then, someone please stop the ride. I want to get off.

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How Far Down the Rabbit Hole?

In my last posting, A Mother Cries…, I shared that I have begun a medication protocol for both of my children.  I am still not 100% at peace with this decision.  But once you begin down the rabbit hole, there is no choice but to keep tunneling forward.  At times the journey seems overwhelmingly dark…

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A Mother Cries . . .

When it comes to our children, moms don’t need a reason to cry.  We cry when our babies take their first step, perform in their first play, break a bone, learn to ride a bike, lose their championship and graduate from pre-school, elementary school, high school, college . . . The highs, and in this…

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