On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Sunday, March 21, 2010


have ya'll noticed if your RADishes "crash" after a long bout of behavior issues? Sissy passed out cold, snoring and sleep-twitching on the sofa and now she's in a weird stupor kind of daze and doing magnet puzzles (wow, she NEVER does puzzles!!!) and complaining of a head pain just above her right eye, kind of like a peace in the storm that enables her brain to actually function? The eye of a hurricane, maybe? (ugh, I shudder at that thought because it means we're only half way through a RAD storm)

Maybe it's a drug reaction?

Anyway, just wondered if any of you have noticed the same phenomenon with your RADishes after extreme behaviors.


GB's Mom said...

Mine crashes after extreme behaviors, but it can take a week or more of behaviors before the peace.
Have you changed her meds?

Jennie said...

yeah, it's been about two weeks of extreme behaviors and nope, no med changes.

GB's Mom said...

The it is probably not a drug reaction. My experience is usually several days to a week or more in the lull, before it starts revving up again.

Jennie said...

In the past (before RTC) Sissy's MO was three days of calm after 15 of escalating manic rage. I'm betting she's still in that pattern.

which means the enormous amount of medication she's on is useless.

J. said...

mine crash after a rage, they get really hungry or they crash, tonight it was both. Hang in there.