Re: I just need someone to tell me what to do
Tom Smith <qim <at> yahoo.com>
2006-01-01 22:06:57 GMT
You mean all these years I have been medicating myself? What an
--- Rose Alford <omlick <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Marti,
> I know someone who has an aggessive son your age and she uses
> medical marijuana to keep him calm, and he functions just fine,
> except he needs a lot of it and that could be a problem. Of course
> you have to live in a state that allows MM, and if you don't your
> are screwed. But I will warn you, that even in a state with a MM law
> sometimes it is hard to get the stuff, and growing it yourself is not
> a trivial matter.
> No smoking is involved, she makes oil based capsules for him and
> also bakes with it too. You can also inhale it through a "vaporizer"
> which is a safe way to ingest since it doesn't involve inhaling
> carcinogens from a burning process.
> MM is also used to treat agitation and aggression in Alzheimers
> patients too, so it is not too far fetched to apply it to autistic
> aggression when you think about it. For some reason cannabis usually
> makes people less likely to aggress, I guess it takes the edge off
> whatever is the thing that is triggering the aggression.
> The advantage to MM over Hadol and those type of medications is
> that cannabis does not cause brain damage that causes the
> parkinson-like symptoms those medications can cause over long term
> use. I heard it is a very safe and gentle drug although I don't know
> too much about it yet myself. I just thank my lucky stars that Sam
> rarely aggesses against others and has no self-injurious behaviors.
> I was surprised to hear that it is being used with autistics by some
> parents with success in treating aggression, agitation, and severe
> Good luck
> marti <morprozk <at> direcway.com> wrote:
> I took my 19yo son to our University hosp last Thurs. He had been
> very aggressive and lots of self injury.
> The doc suggested that he be hospitalized then and now which was fine
> because we had tried to get him admitted before but were truned away
> due to
> no beds.
> When he heard that the Doc wanted him hospitalized that day-he went
> balistic, beating me and finally when they got him off, I headed
> the door and he nailed me again. You know-they changed his plans with
> warning, he wanted to go shopping after the Doc visit so I understand
> why he
> was upset.
> It took 4 guards and 3 docs to hold him down until they got
> restraints on
> (so I was told-they took me away and thet was ok with me) and gave
> Long long story short and what I need help with, He's been in
> restraints for
> the better part of 3 days, finally he's out of restraints but still
> seclusion. What this means is that for the past 4 days my child has
> been in
> a room all alone, with no toys, no radio, no tv, no book, no pictures
> look at, no communication with mom, no nothing. This AM the nurse
> told me
> he's sitting on a mat rocking back and forth a behavior i haven't
> seen in 16
> years! I'm dying thinking obout this. They say he can't come out on
> seclusion because he's still consider a danger to himself and/or
> You know-keeping him down like this dates back to the 50"s.
> What would you all do? I just want to bring him home and make every
> better. There's got to be a better way for them to handle this.
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