So we saw Dr. Zollinger on Wednesday and discussed what our next step was. Since like I said the Adderall is working, we don't want to take him off of this, fearing that he may go backwards. We made the decision to start Bryce on a small dose of Zoloft, which is a depression/anxiety medication. Bryce will also be going to see a child's psychiatrist, which is someone for Bryce to talk to. They can also prescribe medication unlike the psychologist that he saw before. So hopefully after seeing Bryce a few times can help us better understand what medication might work best for his condition. Dr. Zollinger is also hoping that maybe having Bryce talk with someone, he might not have to be on medication for his depression for that long. He thinks that Bryce will outgrow this, or at least learn to control it.
This has to be so scary for Bryce, not knowing what is going on in his head. I can't imagine being a kid and feeling like this. This new medication will take about a week or so to see it's full effect, but last night we had family game night and Bryce LAUGHED!!! He laughed so hard!!! We played minute to win it, and Bryce was blowing a feather, trying to get it in a box, and it got stuck in his nose!! He was rolling on the ground, laughing so much. Ryan and I were busting up as well. I got tears in my eyes. It has been so long since I have seen Bryce that happy. I can't tell you how happy that made me.
Thanks for being there and taking the time to listen to our issues. We are praying that we are on the right track, and we know that God has a plan for Bryce.