The weekend -

The weekend

Gavin has slept most of the day like we knew he would. Zyprexa (sp?) has a sedative effect on him. What really crazy is that if you or I took that amount of this med we would be out for a very long time. Gavin just gets sleepy when its adjusted and that's it.

His body handles meds a lot different then most. He metabolizes them very quickly. That is one reason stabilizing him medically is so tough. It should be a relatively quiet weekend.

Elliott Richard turns 4 years old next week. I can't believe it has been 4 years already.

Got to start thinking about dinner.

Lost and Tired

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I just posted to your blog. Gavin has never experienced side effects with Zyprexa and he has been on it for about 2 years now.He is actually on a very high dose. His doctor is one of the best in the country and has taken care of Gavin as though Gavin was his son. He has special needs kids of his own so he can actually relate. We trust him completely. He has never once led us in the wrong direction. He always tells us the risks and we always ask him what he would do if this were his child. Please remember that "antipsychotic" is a very scary word. In reality it simply reduces his anxiety. Anxiety for an asperger child is unbearable. We are comfortable with Zyprexa. Thank you for sharing your story. It has helped to read your posts as today has been a really rough day.Thanks again.


Our 7 yr, old, Matt is starting Zyprexa today. I had such awkward looks from the pharmacist & the pharmasist's assistant when I picked the prescription up earlier today. I did't want to have to resort to the antipsychotic but I had no choice. My husband is not on board with the medicine because of its side-effects. But I was the one who had to lock myself in the bathroom to keep my 7yr old from beating me up. Which, by the way there is now a nice pick hole in the bathroom door from him trying to kick it in. I read your blogs and I know we experience different things regarding our kids but I don't feel others understand the fact that its Matt's mental issues that have taken over the "autism" issues. Autism treatment is not enough. So that is where my family is right now. Its a very dark period and I know if anyone you and your wife would completely understand. We feel quite alone. My prayers are with you and your entire family. Sometimes, thats all we can do. I find myself unable to disclose information about whats going on in our family because I get a lot of comments such as "Matt's good when I am taking care of him", or "You just need to show him who's boss". I find myself getting more and more discouraged as well as depressed. I can go on and on, but I won't. Here is an address to reach me if you want, but I understand if you are too busy: Or just visit my blog: admire your family and your writing. I am clearly not courageous enough to disclose the dark details of what life is like here as you are. I wonder if its time I should. Thanks for writing. I am reading.

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