Hi im new here. Im a single mom of 4 very beautiful little girls, sad to say some days are better then others. We didnt know there was a problem until aug of 2017, thats the day my whole world turned upside down made a complete 360 turn and im still trying to handle the situation the best i can.
My 7 year old hears voices and they arent very nice. She has seen them, talks to them, they can get very vengeful at times Espically when we change her meds up to keep them away. Shes set fire to things in the house, tried to set fire to her oldest sister. At that point i had called the crisis hotline where we lived and was told to take her to the er for evaluation.
Once there she was questioned with and without me in the room they didnt want to hosptialize her they were more concerned about how she was able to get ahold of the objects then getting her the help she needed. She seen her phyc dr the next week and she was even surprised that she wasn’t hospitalized, changed her meds.
In September we switched doctors due to her needing a therapist as well and the program she was in didnt have any available. The new doctor only switched her meds a bit but her behavior got worse so a nurse practitioner changed her meds 2 weeks later.
From November 1 to december 15 she went thru different meds, 2-3 different programs (crisis stabilization and a PHP) with a therapist and doctor seeing her everyday, 2 more er visits and a change in her doctor to get to where shes semi stable but not 100% better.
This little girl is only 7.5 years old she has been dignosed with adhd, possible autism, bipolar 1 and childhood schizophrenia by December 1 2017. Shes been on several different meds and none of them have worked 100% for her.
Shes been on intuive, triliptial, abilify, stratera, trazadone, risperidoil, and now zyprexa (currently taking 5mg morning and 5mg after school) but she still has her outbursts where she will yell at her voices and having screaming matches.
She gets violent with her sisters and with me at times. There’s times i just want to give up but i know deep down this is my little girl and with enough work she will get better. She had a outburst tonight that lasted almost 1.5 hrs of nothing but screaming and yelling at her voices.
I try to keep her sisters away from her when these things happen but it cant always be done. Shes going back to the doctor tomorrow afternoon im not sure if they will put her on a different med or change it again but any suggestions as to what i can suggest for a child this young will be helpful. Sorry for any typos im on my cell phone atm.