Hello everyone. I”m sure you have noticed that I have been a little MIA the last two weeks. My son has started back at school. He wanted to go to school and his depression has improved greatly. His anxiety still showed, but he was doing much better.
The first week of school he did okay. He had some panic attacks but was able to attend most of class. He had a difficult time with Health, Science and History. Not so much due to academics, but due to the subjects they were studying. He can’t handle things with blood, or creepy. The school allowed him to drop health. Then we were able to transfer him to an Earth Science class. We will have to take history as it comes.
The second week of school he missed a lot. I ended up going to school to sit with him and spending time waiting there. He barely spent time in class. So we had an emergency meeting with the special education department and the school social worker. They tweaked his schedule even more.
A few times when I had to go to school to be with him. I found him shaking from his nerves. So I put in a phone call to his psychiatrist. He prescribed a fast acting medication to help him get through the day. After two days, it was not working enough so the psychiatrist increased the medication. It made him too sleepy to go to class and he still had panic. He was just tired with panic. So we went back down to a lower dose and were able to get into see the doctor soon. I think we will have to wean him off the current meds and put him on new ones.
The poor kid doesn’t eat much either. I worry about him so much. Today, was the first day he went to school with the new schedule. He made it almost through to the third period. Hopefully, tomorrow we can make it to fourth period. The stress has been very bad for me. I ended up throwing up today. It just hit me out of the blue. I haven’t been ill from stress in over thirteen years.
I am hoping I can get this figured out. It’s been a draining year. My son’s anxiety is primarily related to school. He used to have it in other places, but we have made a conscious effort to help him overcome his going out phobia. He still is socially extremely shy but can mange.
When he is in his element, he shines. When he goes to coding class after school he shines. He is able to talk about anything computer related. In school, if he does things with computers it really brings him out of his shell. I can only hope that it can grow into other areas.
I will keep you posted. Wish us luck.