Lizze, myself and Emmett have arrived at Dr. Reynolds stunning new office and are waiting to be seen for Elliott’s appointment.
As we’re sitting here, we realized we forgot something, rather someone.
That someone is Elliott. Panic sets in as I was thinking we forgot him at home. Then I remember, Elliott is at school, safe and sound. Nevertheless, we did forget him. Hopefully, we can conduct the appointment without him.
It’s for the best anyway. Elliott has been missing school to much this school year and we need to avoid that whenever possible.
I think that the only reason we momentarily panicked was due to sheer exhaustion.
Subconsciously you both needed to do this..His schooling is so important…I’d do the same thing.
Make sure you write journal notes on how Elliott is doing between school and home and communicate with his psychiatrist all your thoughts. Have Elliott talk in depth with the psychiatrist. What might help over the course of the medication trial–have the psychiatrist give Elliott a self-test battery on moods and anxiety, or obsessive compulsive behavior and ADHD symptoms. Parent reports are available too. Self-report is not always conclusive right away, so it takes time to do these.