Sunday, March 25, 2012

thanks


because a year ago today
she tried to do herself in
and thankfully she wasn’t 
any good at it
and thankfully the insurance
covered her week in the
psychiatric hospital
and thankfully we had enough
in savings to take her
to that famous brain doctor
in Orange County
who provided pretty scans of her
imperfect cerebellum
and thankfully
we finally could toss out all
the misdiagnosis alphabet soup
ADDADHDBPDepression
and discovered a new path
SPD
and thankfully
she's free of all the meds
and their prison of side effects
and thankfully
she’s slowly getting better
and thankfully she got to do
a normal teenage girl thing
and go with her friend
to the midnight premiere
of “The Hunger Games”
and I could not have imagined this
a year ago
 so I say in all humility

thanks.

13 comments:

  1. It does sound as if you all have a lot to be thankful for! What a difference a year, and the right diagnosis, can make.

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    1. Yes, I do. Yes, the right diagnosis was a godsend!

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  2. This really touched me and I'm happy for you both. :)

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    1. Thanks - yes, even though it ain't perfect now, it's still a world better than a year ago.

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  3. Thank-you for sharing...I wish you all the best. We care...

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    1. Thanks, I'm just grateful as I can be.

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  4. Thank goodness your girl is off all the meds, sometimes the side effects are worse than the illness. Thank goodness they did discover exactly what the problem was and she is now on the correct meds to help. No, it isn't perfect but, it's so much better than taking drugs that aren't even the right type for what the condition is.
    I wish her and, you as her dad, all the very best. May she continue to do well.

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  5. Thanks - and she's not on any meds - not a psychiatric problem, but a sensory processing problem. The cure: occupational therapy. Thanks again for your kind words, I pray she keeps getting better.

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  6. Oh, this had my mind reeling! I am so happy your girl is okay~
    I hope n' pray things only get better! Our children are such a blessing!

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    1. Thanks so much - what a difference a year makes.

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  7. I don't know what SPD stands for, but where there is breath there is hope, and that's what matters.

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    1. Sensory Processing Disorder, it's quite maddening - if you're curious

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_processing_disorder

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  8. this really touched me... thank YOU for sharing it.

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