I'm telling you, sometimes medication management with a growing boy feels like an endless game of Whack-a-Mole.
You work for weeks - sometimes months - to try to find just the right timing for just the right doses of just the right medications, until things balance out and your child hits his stride. And then he grows, and an issue that has not been an issue for a while suddenly becomes an issue again - suddenly pokes its little mole head out of the hole in which it's been hiding. So you collaborate with your child's doctor and assess your best course of action and realign and try to whack that mole right back into place... only to find that, either because of the new medication or because of the growth spurt or the change in body chemistry that started this whole game, there is yet another mole in another area of the game board who is popping up and demanding attention. And no sooner have you whacked that mole into place than the original mole is popping his head back up, as if to taunt "but don't forget meeee....."
Bud's doing fine, all things considered. But I sure am busy whacking moles.