Having a son with a special need can be difficult. My son is 9 years old and has ADHD, also severe learning difficulties; my son is being tested for sensory problems also.
It all started when he was 2 years old, I remember speaking to my health visitor and I told her I thought my son had problems, he was hyper all the time, full of energy and also had started being violent towards me and his sister.
He was always on the go, but all I got told was it is usual behaviour for a 2 year old, it’s just the ‘terrible 2′s’. Well I had, had enough by the time he was 4.
I got him refereed to a pediatrician about it as I was not happy. He was seen and I was told it could be ADHD as he was showing all the signs, but they didn’t want to diagnose him for sure until he was 5.
It got to the time when was 5 and he was sent for 2 brain scans, one showed there was something and he was referred to yet another Doctor. This involved him being tested for autism and that came back clear, he was finally diagnosed when he was 6 years old.
He started medication and the school then started the process of getting him statemented so he could get the one to one support in school.
He has learning difficulties and now has his one to one within school in place. He is 3 years younger than his age in his ability to learn things.
He still has problems with routines being changed and he is not use to large crowds, he cannot handle certain situations and he will get obsessed with things or people.
My son is being tested for sensory problems as I write this blog post and I’m going to see if there is anything else, as I’m not happy with things.
It is horrible not knowing what mood he is going to wake up in or how he will be. He will help himself to food when everyone is asleep; he will hurt other people and disrespect people.
I will be happy when I have all the answers and I am able to help my son.
Not a lot of people understands what it is like and people often stop and stare if he is going “into one” in the supermarket or out in the street. People who don’t have a child with ADHD just don’t understand and judge.
This inspirational post was written anonymously by a mum who is either a member of my Facebook mums group, a Twitter follower or has been submitted to me via email. I have full permission to share her story. If you can relate to this post and would like to share your own anonymous post please contact me. You could help us share the blogs love to helping others by sharing via the social sharing buttons.