I forgot to mention that me and the Doctor talked about Little Prince's diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The Doctor didn't seem impressed with the way Little Prince had been diagnosed with ASD, and said normally there would be an ADOS or DISCO assessment, both of which take 3-4 hours, and neither of which Little Prince has undertaken. He said that he could refer Little Prince to the CAHMS unit attached to this hospital, for a more formal assessment of ASD if we wanted. However, he did acknowledge that the diagnosis has given Little Prince much needed support at school and that the advice they have been given by the Autism Team has really helped them cope more effectively with Little Prince. In the end we decided to leave things as they are for now and see how Little Prince gets on and review this decision in the future. He also said that it is now recognised that ADHD, ASD, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia are very commonly seen as co-morbid conditions and that it can be very difficult to work out what the core problem is.
Another affect of ASD can be that the child is more sensitive to the ADHD medication, so the Doctor has started him on a fairly low dose of the medicine. He is on a long acting form of the medication, which means he will have to take one tablet each morning, which will take roughly 30 minutes to be affective and then last for 8 hours. This will cover him throughout his school day and the early part of the evening.
So we shall see what tomorrow brings.... But right now I'm off to stuff my face with junk food and my brain with trashy novel :-)