Re: Help! first time user of chat rooms;
Sorry did not mean to press send. As I just said, still learning how to use the chat room! did not mean to send you a wink. Thanks for responding. My son Edward is non verbal and has not had a specific diagnosis until now, but recently suffered his first ever pyschotic episode which has totally changed things. I have just managed to get a neuro pyschiatrist, and he has prescribed anti-pyschotics, anti-depressants and ant-anxiety medication along with Edward's usual epilsepsy meds, and it does seem to be settling him down a bit. The last time we took him out he did a runner after his outing and it took six of us holding him down to stop him running in the road, and over an hour to calm him sufficiently to get him into a vehicle and to safety. He has been trapped in our home for three weeks since then, and I am steeling myself to try taking him out - with four friends and carers - tomorrow. Hopefully the meds will have kicked in enough for him to understand we are only trying to keep him safe when we stop him from running off. I've always been very accepting of Ed's disability but the last three months have been absolute hell, for him and for us. I have to believe that things will settle down and get back to some normality. We do receive some services but I don't think our disability supports in Australia as terribly advanced. We don't access respite but will have to start getting Edward used ot sleeping out - he has never had a night away from home yet - doesn't like change. Anyway, good luck with your child and please keep in touch.