Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Growing Pains

Taz is in the midst of his growth spurt. He is almost 15 and is not quite 5'4". At the beginning of the school year he was about 5'2". I'm guessing by the end of this year he will grow a couple more inches and then a couple for each of the next 2 years. That is the pattern Teddy has followed anyway.

What this means is that his meds are no longer at a level that works. So we are adjusting. We are trying Intuniv. It is a slow release form of an old med (guanfacine) which we had not tried. It will be interesting to see what happens.

For now, he could be the poster child for rocket boosters....only he doesn't need the boosters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How is the Intuniv working? We are investigating the same med for our son. He was adopted from birth, and has not had any of the signs of RAD, until recently. (He is 11). He struggles with ADHD, ODD, and anxiety. He is a great kid, and it hurts our heart to see him so angry and irritable. Thanks!