Monday, March 05, 2007

All I can say is wow

I sit here tonight just amazed at the change in my son.
Noah started his new medications a month ago. He switched from Zoloft (which was causing him to be worse) to Trazadone. I was scared to start him on the trazadone because of the studies I had read online about the trazadone and the increase in childhood-related suicide, but I felt really good about it this time when the doctor suggested it so we made the switch.
I can't even believe the change in him.
Don't get me wrong, he still has moments of his hyper-irritablity reaction. He still has moments of not being able to self soothe...but he actually seems happy sometimes.
This weekend as we were driving somewhere, he was just sitting in the van smiling! YES-smiling - at nothing in particular. just sitting there smiling and having fun.
He was playing with Shawn and the kids tonight...and he even leaned into me when I gave him a hug yesterday. He didn't stand all stiff as a board like normal and refuse to allow me to show him affection. he actually let me do it and gave back just a little.
I wanted to cry.
Right now he is only on the 25mg-and his dose will be upped to the 50mg. We will see how he does then.

What a different kid I have right now!


Tara said...

I'm glad he's doing well. You sound so happy and I hope things continue working out well!

Jessica said...

Thank you Tara. He has had so much improvement. He still has his outbursts, and can still not self soothe-but there are moments you can see he is happy. Moments he laughs and giggles and plays.
It is just a huge change!