Friday, October 17, 2008


The comments. The emails. The IM's. The text messages. The phones calls.

The love and support The Man and I have received concerning The Boy just overwhelm and humble me.

There are times when you are down and almost, but not quite, out in this life. That's when you know who your real friends are....even if you've never met some of them face to face.

We are preparing for battle here at The Edge. We are fighting for our son and brother. I'm not being melodramatic, either. We are going to work together as a family.

If you think of something I might need to address with the psychiatrist, I'm surely still open for suggestions and advice.

Again, I thank each and every one of you.


Williams Family said...

I wish you the best of luck on this journey!! It will have many ups and downs! My youngest brother was another ADHD child and the process of finding the right medication and the right dosage was trial for my mother in itself! I am going to send my mother a link to your blog so that she might be able to lend some advice or share her experiences with you! Good luck!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

I did some googling this morning and came across lots of links for adhd diets and nutritutional supplements that aid in calming the mind and body for those with this diagnosis. Maybe the doctor can give you some thoughts on that?

Michelle said...

Good luck with's going to all work out and be fine! What andrealeigh said...check out the sights and the diet might help too!

I'll call you Monday to see how things went:)

Monogram Queen said...

I can't really give any solid advice but I can offer good vibes, prayer and cyber hugs. I can't imagine going through what you are but remember: you are never ever alone!

Jill AKA busymom said...

Ms. Hope...sorry i am behind in reading your blog...the people are here:)

You have been given the name of what has been trying to disrupt your sons you can call it out and fight it with all the tools that you have been given.

Fight with all the medical knowledge you can get.....take him to all the therapy and skills training that will help him learn to live with his uniqueness....not illness or handicap...uniqueness...God created Vitt and when He was done HE SAID...and it was GOOD! Don't let tricare push you tell them how you are going to roll!

Fight for him on your knees, claim victory.....knowing that God created you as his mom and He has equipped you with all that you need to take him through this:)

Love you Ms Hope...and I may even make it over there some day to meet you for real!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Oh dear. I missed the appointment didn't I? I have nothing to add that you wouldn't have thought to ask yourself. And andrealeigh gives a great suggestion. I guess all I have to add is that I like to look at the big picture. Isaac Newton, it has been speculated, was ADHD. Our schools like to think of it as a disability but maybe its a super power. Not that being a super hero will make school easier. On the contrary, I have dealt with many ADHD kids in school and none of them were the kind of kids that were good at sitting with their hands in their laps. The boy's academic career is bound to be challenging. Big picture. Schools are not good at spotting or supporting genius. You are there for him and that is far more important than anything else.
Hope that sounded encouraging.