What three words are music to a parent's ears? Most people would say "I love you!" Don't get me wrong, I would love to hear them from either of my boys -- and have them mean it, not just parrot it -- but I sometimes think my favorite words are "Your prescription's ready!"
OK, not really, but I do have a close, personal relationship with my local pharmacist! I walk up to the counter and the pharmacist (or any of the technicians) says "Oh hi Mrs. Sparks, are you here to get this month's supply?" I am so anal-retentive that I have all our family's 11 medicines renewed at the same time -- heck, otherwise I would be up there twice a week!
The boys are on an assortment of meds and we have certainly had our shares of mishaps along the road (The Case of the Missing Medicine) but currently both are in a good place. I won't say great, because that will change as they grow.
About two months ago Alan's OCD was out of control. It took him 5 minutes to get off the bus in the afternoon. He had to walk back and forth, recite scripts from various movies and just "think about it" for quite a while. We changed one of his meds a couple of weeks ago and yesterday he was off the bus in less than 30 seconds! Yeah!!!!!!
Today he has the day off school. Now to see how he behaves out in public as we run errands. Wish me luck ....