Gavin: Not good news

Gavin: Not good news

Just got back from Gavin’s appointment with Dr. R….. Gavin struggled and melted down durning the wait. Gavin’s diagnosis is schizoeffective disorder. I have a copy of the paper now. Gavin is clearly psychotic and Dr. R thinks the memory issues may be due in part to the “voices” being so loud that they drown everything else out. Another problem is the regression. Gavin has regressed and lost abilities. His speech is suffering as well. He is becoming more and more difficult to understand. His loss of abilities include things like opening the car door, putting blocks together (sometimes) and following SIMPLE 1 step tasks…..just to name a few.

Dr. R wants him run through the neuro-developmental clinic at Cleveland or Akron. We have to try to identify the cause and under lying issues. Also we have a base line already from the last time so we can see where we stand now. We are again at the point of hospitalization for stabilization. Dr. R wants to try a med change prior to going down that road…again. Wed are bumping up the anti-psychotics again over the next 4 weeks and see what happens. If it doesn’t help or the movements get worse then we need to get him back to Cleveland or Akron.

I really don’t know what to say……sigh…

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