Well, it's been one week since we began Avery on her new medication. We have already upped her from the half dosage to the full pill, because she was unable to fall asleep on the half dosage. With that said...
SHE IS LIKE A DIFFERENT KID.
No, it's not all due to the medication. She has been improving steadily over the last five or six weeks, anyway. I don't know if therapy has finally begun to work or what, but I'm loving it. She is still "Avery". She still has her moments of outbursts and she still gets angry, but for the first time ever in her life I am able to rationalize with her a majority of the time. I can explain myself. I can make her understand. I can get through to her. She is beginning to take responsibility for her actions, when she does act out. She is starting to show remorse.
I can't begin to explain to you, what this means to me.