Grandmother of 5 yo boy with SID
by Lisa Carroll
(Flagstaff, Az )
My grandson was diagnosed with SID and ADHD 2 yrs ago. Its been a lot of meetings with therapists, doctors, teachers etc, to get a good treatment plan going for my lil guy. One thing that is of great concern to me currently is that my daughter is going through a custody battle right now. My grandsons father decided after a year of being totally absent from his life, to reenter his life. He hasn't been involved with any of his treatment or therapy sessions until recently.
One of my grandsons issues is getting ready for school in the morning. Some days hes great. Gets himself dressed, brushes his teeth etc. Some days he fights getting dressed, wont brush his teeth wont put socks on etc. On these days which we never know are going to happen, we often get him to school a little late. I don't know about anyone else but when he refuses to get dressed, you put his pants on for him, he takes them off and on and on, its a nightmare. And impossible unless we finally get him to do it on his own, its not happening. Most times this just takes a little extra time and patience on our part and some creative communication.
The big worry is that his father (who thinks he knows it all cuz hes back in the picture ) is gathering up his attendance record to show to the judge to make it look like his mother is irresponsible because he gets to school late at times. We would like to know if anyone else out there with a child with SID ever has difficulties like this and can let us know so we can show the judge that this is not an uncommon issue when you have a child with this disorder. My grandson is the most wonderful, loving, smart, funny little boy I know and I only want what is best for him. And that is to stay with his mother who has always been there for him and has done a wonderful job seeing that he is getting the appropriate care. We would like any input anyone out there can give. Thank you to all