Developmental Update

Will had an appointment with his developmental pediatrician yesterday morning. It had been about 10 months since we had seen him last. He was happy with Will's progress in his motor and speech skills. He did seem a little disappointed that Will wasn't saying more. Anyway, the real news from the visit is this - he is starting Will on Prozac. He said that Will is so sensory overloaded, it's like he's trying to take an algebra test during a rock concert. He said that this sensory overload is the reason Will is constantly moving from thing to thing and can't focus on anything - that he's seeking more sensory input to somehow calm the overloaded feeling he gets. The doctor said that the reason Will has this sensory overload is that he has a seratonin deficiency. Prozac helps the brain keep as much of its seratonin as possible by blocking the re-uptake receptors that bring it out of the brain and into the blood. He said that it will take 3-4 months to see the full effect but that if Will was going to have any bad side effects that we should see them in 2-3 days. We start the medicine tomorrow. I'll post again after he's been on the medicine for a little bit and let you know how it goes. Please keep us in your prayers and pray that Will doesn't have any bad reactions to the medicine.