I've collected Little Prince from school and he seems fine, well he's talking even more than usual and doesn't seem that much calmer to me - which is pretty normal for Little Prince lol. His teacher (well the TA who had taken the class this afternoon) asked to have a word and told me that he hadn't eaten much lunch, a known side affect of the medication is lack of appetite. Although once the medication wears off later, he should regain his appetite and have a big tea, fingers crossed! I took the teachers version of the ADHD leaflets I'd been given to school, and his new Classroom Assistant has taken it home to read tonight, tomorrow she'll bring it back so that his actual teacher can read it. His Classroom Assistant reported that he'd concentrated really well this afternoon in the French lesson, although as its her first week I don't know how that compares to an unmedicated Little Prince during French lessons! The TA also said that Little Prince had been very good this morning in class too, but that hasn't usually been one of his "problem" times as the mornings have a structured routine, which suits him. His friend D has come home with us to play, and I've let them play in Little Prince's bedroom, the state of the room when they've finished will give me a clue as to how Little Prince is!!
I also spoke to my friend who works at our Doctor's Surgery in the Pharmacy, to see if the surgery would be willing to prescribe Little Prince's new medication or if I'd have to get it from the hospital each time. She said it would depend on the individual Doctor we saw at the surgery, but assured me that the one we usually see would most likely prescribe it for us :-) That is good as he has been extremely supportive during the last 18 months or so, while we've been trying to get help for Little Prince. I have complete confidence in his judgement and in his ability to work with the hospital Consultant to give Little Prince the very best care that he needs. She also complimented me on how great Princess Lollipop's hair is looking (she is black) which I really appreciated :-) She also said her own daughter's hair is very similar in texture to Princess Lollipop's and B now has beautiful waist length ringlet curls :-)
I feel so much better now I've seen that Little Prince is still the same little boy, and not some drugged up zombie! Which is what widespread opinion would have you believe is the effect of medicating children with ADHD. Hopefully the lack of appetite won't be a long lasting side affect, and tonight he will be able to eat a normal (or bigger!) tea.