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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Colton Update

This sweet boy has had a rough summer. He had his appointment with his awesome pediatrician/ADHD specialist yesterday. He did very well! He has lost a lot of weight. He now weighs as much as he did when he was 7 years old. He will be 10 on Sunday. I need to figure out a way to get more calories in this kiddo. The medication he is no wipes out his appetite. It is tough to get him to eat period. He is now very severely anxious. It is at the point where it is debilitating. The doctor added an anxiety medication and changed his ADHD medication to a different brand. Hopefully this will help to take the edge off of his anxiety so that he can function. He will also begin therapy/counseling again next week. Because of my awesome heart issue and the medication that Colton is on, he is much more prone to having the same heart disorder. For that reason, they did an EKG on Colton yesterday. It went so smooth! If you know my boy, you know that this was a big concern for the doctor and the technician. We all anticipated a big issue with him not wanting to do it, but he smiled and all! The EKG came back perfect. SO... onward and upward. School starts in a few weeks and we are going to get through it just like we always have!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Good to hear that Colton's heart is fine. Most pediatricians don't order EKGs when prescribing meds. I have actually help a lot of parents understand the importance of this test when their doctors prescribe meds. Several of the athletes I train are on ADHD meds and have had adverse reactions to heart arrhythmia's during and after exercise. I would like to offer my assistance regarding Colton's eating difficulties. I have been training athletes and providing nutrition knowledge for almost 20 years. If you would like to discuss, you can contact me at Best Wishes!