I have a temporary summer vacation relief assignment helping a family with a disabled 5 year old. He is non verbal, mentally disabled.
He used to be easy going, self stimulating, happy. About a year ago he started having episodes of agitation. He has been through all kinds of tests to find out why he is agitated, the thinking is some kind of stomach GI pain. He has been worked up by a GI peds specialist but just vague maybe this and that diagnosis.
The various doctors have mentioned "okay we don't know what is wrong lets just treat the symptoms for now." His episodes occur every 4 - 6 weeks, several days of agitation upset, non consolable, not sleeping. But so far no doctor has ordered any PRN for agitation for the parents to give, just q HS trazadone for sleep that does not work during these episodes.
What could, would, should, I suggest they ask for in the way of PRN for agitation for a disabled 5 year old?