From the time Peyton was about 6 months we knew that he was a little different than most children but he was our first so we just thought ok this is normal. He was always so aggressive with other children. He needed to be held very tightly before he would sleep. He played with his toys differently. Like took the tires off his trucks and would line them up or would break them. He was very destructive with his things. I remember family members telling us how independent he is because he always wanted to be by himself instead of playing with other children.
Well when he started an early PreK program, he hated it. Hated to be around the other children, hated me for making him go. Other children would be learning colors, abc's, and numbers but Peyton couldnt remember what he had for lunch. He teachers thought we should have him evaluated by his doctor. So we did. In the beginning she suspected autism because of his social play and other things but basically tested him for ADHD. We thought and thought about and waited and waited, but ultimately decided to put him on medicine to help him to control his tantrums and to help him consentrate on learning.
We had to play around with the medicine a few times to get him the one that worked best for him. The only down side for him with this medicine is that lack of appetite and the distruption of sleep at night. So we then needed to put him on a medicine to help him sleep. He has now been on this regimen for about 2 years and its helping. Its not a miracle drug and he does still have outburst but he is able to function in the classroom and he seems like a regular 7 year old.
It may seem on here that Peyton has a lot of issues but their not major. We can get through them. Lots of parents are dealing with things far worse than our issues and I cant imagine how they get through it. We are so blessed to be his parents. He has really thought us alot. We couldnt be more proud of him!!!!
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