A Normal Life (at least for now)

Adolescence has been really tough on Sissy. She is so head strong and confident, she hates not being able to do what she wants, when she wants and the way she wants. Sissy has a dual diagnosis of ADD and Down Syndrome. The ADD causes impulsive behavior that further aggravates the situation. Some of the impulsive things she wants to do are destructive or dangerous.Her behavior has often has caused a great deal of contention in our home and I certainly did not feel confident enough take her to in public by myself.

Three weeks ago her doctor put her on a new medication, WOW, what a difference, she is no angel but she is much calmer and more cooperative. We went grocery shopping today with no trouble what so ever. She goes to bed when she is told, she puts her things away when I ask her to. She entertains her self. This is awesome! Our life is starting to feel normal, what ever that is. 🙂

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2 Responses to “A Normal Life (at least for now)”


  1. 1 norma best December 9, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Wow,i need to talk to you. I also,have a daughter with both diagnosis. HELP!!!!!

  2. 2 wanderingrose December 10, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    I can imagine you must have your hands full.

    Our Sissy is 18. I think we are finally through puberty, plus the new meds seem to be helpful.

    Things are pretty good right now, but for about 6 six years life has been insane.

    How old is your daughter?


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