Thursday, September 29, 2011

Better Living Through Chemistry

Well, Dylan's been on the meds for almost 2 weeks now.  After having a knock down, drag out battle with the insurance company and then his pediatrician (in which she called me up at 8:00 in the morning screaming at me), I got his meds covered.

It's been an interesting process.  It's almost like the world has been on fast forward and by giving him this medication, we hit the pause button.  He's seeing things in a new way and he's letting us know too.  While the quality of his speech hasn't changed that much, the content has changed dramatically.  He's instigating conversation so much more now, telling us about what he's noticing and what he's doing.  He's received two certificates for good behavior (we've never had one before) and even the school nurse asked me if he was on meds.   It definitely feels like we made the right decision.


  1. Wow, Julie! This sounds so positive! Hope it continues to promote conversation and good behavior. Will definitely be checking back for progress reports. :)

  2. That's great. It sounds like things are going well. Is he on ritalin or something else?

    Scary that your doctor was screaming at you!

  3. Patty - he's on Metadate CD which I believe is one of the newer meds.