I have bad news about Gavin

As I shared earlier, had an appointment today with Dr.Reynolds, his psychiatrist for over an decade. 

The trip to this appointment was incredibly difficult for Gavin because his bladder issues were ramped up and causing him a great deal of distress. Thankfully he made it without incident.. 

His appointment went as well as it could, considering why we were there. We were there to both follow up on meds and discuss Gavin’s current status.

I’m going to try and make this short and sweet. 
We talked about how Gavin’s delusions and hallucinations are as strong as ever. There isn’t a significant difference between his status while on 600mg of and what it is now while on 800mg of Clozapine per day. 

This is a scary thing for many reasons but the most prominent being that his medicine is not as effective anymore. 

It’s because of this that we have decided it best to drop him back down to 600mg of Clozapine per day. At this point in time, the higher dose doesn’t make enough of a difference to justify what it’s putting his body through. 



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  • Teresa Ryan

    I’m so sorry to hear this! I know you’ll make the best decisions for him and don’t let anyone second guess the choices you and your wife make.

    • thank you Teresa. That’s all we can do..

  • BJW

    You guys just don’t catch a break! I guess with 2 of you there’s the possibility of one parent doing something fun with the younger boys, and one parent to be with . But then you’re separated as a .

    I’m with Teresa, I know you’ll do the best you can. ((((HUGS))))

    • Thanks Becky. I think the only practical way is to find a balance. It’d be a fragile balance but a balance nonetheless..