Happy Friday! Wanting to update Noah's first few days on the protocol adding in the Fluoxetine.
We haven't really noticed any issues and/or changes in Noah's behavior since adding in the F. that we can identify.
He has been tired by the end of the day, but he also does A LOT each day!
On Wednesday, the day we added in the F, he went to school from 8:30 - 11:30 as typical. However, on Wednesday's he stays at school longer: eating lunch with his friends, playing on the playground and then back to school work. At 1:30, he takes a tumbling class on campus for an additional hour. Needless to say, every week, he returns home exhausted. However, he has a half an hour "relaxing" break at home that usually consists of Jack, Mary and Mel (Jack's Big Music Show) until Ms Sarah, Noah's home O/T, shows up for an hour of intense work therapy.
Tired on Wednesday... Yes!!!! Always! So not necessarily due to the addition of F.
Thursday...this was Jacques "birthday", so I had to get up when N woke up. (our definition of "birthday" is the day that either J or I get to sleep in) :) So, on Thursday, N woke up at 5:00 am to go potty, I then put him back to bed, telling him it was still nighttime... he then came out of his room about 15 minutes later. Being that it was Still dark outside, and probably would be until at least 6:30, I brought him into bed with us and told him it was time to go back to sleep. Sure enough... He DID! We slept until 7:45, then raced around to make it to school on time :) Was this additional sleeping in due to the F? Who knows? Maybe Mommy just has that special touch :)
Thursday was a typical day, school until 11:30, then speech from 12:00 - 12:30. He did really well at school; was very focused and he also did well at speech with Ms Amy too. All in all, Thursday was a good day! Went to bed at 7:30 and up at 6:30 - good day!
Friday, waking up at 6:30, he seemed his typical self. However, this was not the typical Friday... We were able to get into Noah's sensory O/T at 11:00, and then he had speech at 1:00. So, he went to school in the morning, leaving at 10:15 to get to his O/T by 11:00. At school as well as O/T, he was absolutely non-responsive. He didn't want to work, either at school or with Ms Aimee at O/T. But, it was Friday and typically by the end of the week, he is D-O-N-E. But Noah's day didn't end with O/T, he then had to go to speech with Ms Kim. At speech he did really well. He was focused and he followed Kim's instructions wonderfully!
At the end of today, he was very tired and overly sensitive. He cried at one point for truly no reason except for J and I not giving him 110% of our attention. Also, it was close to 7pm, so he was obviously very tired.
To bed and asleep by 8:00... seemed to be all typical to us.
So, with the above update, it really doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary... Fluoxetine or not.
I wanted to share a photo of N from today... we were driving in the car and he was rocking out to one of his favorite songs...
Looks to me like he is enjoying life, just like he did prior to the Fluoxetine!
Have a wonderful weekend, and may we all enjoy life with the passion of my little man!!!
xoxo Raquel and Noah