My son, the ADHD/Asperger’s WonderKid we affectionately call Clark Kent, recently switched out his Concerta for a natural health and wellness approach to ADHD symptom management. We had a rocky start, but after a few months, we patted each other’s backs and called it a success. Clark started his senior year in high school with his usual high expectations and with pride that he had made it off the meds, a goal of his. After four weeks of school, he printed off his progress reports: zero missed assignments. And he and his partner won his first cross-examination debate tournament of the year. Holy cow! Was it possible that he could post senior year grades worthy of attention from his “A” list schools, the ones that loved his SAT scores but not his class rank? We allowed ourselves to hope, just a tiny bit.

Ah, hope. You fickle beast.

One day he came home from school with some troubling pain in an unmentionable area (or, at least, unmentionable if I want to remain in the good graces of my son) that spurred a trip to the emergency room.

To read the rest of this post, Antibiotical Setback,  hop over to the fantastic site, {a mom’s view of ADHD}.


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edit biographydelete Biography Pamela writes overly long e-mails and the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mysteries from deep in the heart of Nowheresville, TX and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, WY. Pamela is passionate about hiking with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs (and an occasional goat and donkey), riding her gigantic horses, experimenting with her Keurig, and traveling in the Bookmobile.

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  1. You had me feel all nice and cozy….and now I must rush over to read the rest. It had better be a happy ending. 😀 Well, I just got back from the dentist, what can I say? Hugs!

  2. Its a marathon not a sprint, Or some other Cliche like that comes to mind. BUT, there is progress, real progress. Life is good.

    1. I should say i am not anti-antibiotics when they are needed, and he needed them this time. I am anti-overuse of antibiotics. And they really set him back this time. But, they cleared an infection. A tradeoff.

  3. I hope it will be better after a while, there’s no need for hurry. Just keep calm, you’ve done your best already, you only have to wait for the deserved success.

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