My name is Anthony, and I’m 5 yrs old.My teachers have been telling Mummy that I’m being difficult since I started Greek school 6 months ago.I have behavioural problems both at home and school.I have got worse day-by-day and everyone is finding it difficult to handle me as I am hyperactive, get excited easily, impulsive, always on the go and don’t do as I’m told.It took some time until my teachers sent in their school psychologist, who reckons I may have ADHD.
She has referred me to the Child Psychological Clinic at the Government Hospital, but it will take months for them to assess me and tell Mummy exactly what my diagnosis is and what treatment I should have.In the meantime, she has referred me to another doctor, across the other side of the island, however it will take a long time until they can check me out too.Mummy is also trying to go private (which she can’t afford) but they are so busy they can’t see me until after the summer.In the meantime, I’m getting worse, other mummies and daddies say I’m hurting my friends, my teachers find me difficult and threaten to send me home on bad days.(I can be a good boy when I want to be!)
I will start primary school this September, and if we can’t get a diagnosis and treatment by then, then I will fall behind in class.
There aren’t many doctors or specialist hospitals on this island to be able to get a diagnosis and treatment.Mummy thinks this is an urgent situation as she also thinks about how I feel as I know I shouldn’t be acting this way.Mummy feels heart-broken when she sees me with my behavioural problem, anger issues and bad tantrums, particularly when I don’t get what I want, but I can’t help it.She has set rules and boundaries in the house and while out and about, but I don’t always stick to them, and do what I want and cause havoc in shops.Every day is a hassle for her, from doing something new that I shouldn’t be doing to not being able to follow simple tasks and getting myself organised nor doing my daily routines on time.But I know she loves me really!
Mummy struggles by herself and does not work as I need her support and care.She can’t leave me with anyone.I get very little support from Daddy, who I see at weekends, and he is not particularly interested in getting me better.
Mummy is doing all that she can with the one and only specialist doctor and few therapists that we have here to see if they can sort me out ASAP.But she really needs your help in donating what you can to help us please. Mummy hates seeing me like this, as normally I can be such a sweet, kind, loving and affectionate little boy.I’d like to be all brand new so everyone, especially my friends can see how good I can be and hopefully I won’t have any learning problems in primary school next year!
I would be so happy if anyone can help me get better and change my behaviour ASAP!