I wanted to devote an entire post to talking about how Gavin’s doing. I haven’t really updated in a little while because it’s been pretty much status quo. That’s not a bad thing but unfortunately, it can’t last forever.
Gavin is officially off the Clozapine and seems to be withdraw free. That’s a very good thing. He needed an extra step in the weaning process and that seems to have eliminated the negative symptoms from a week ago.
The issue now is that Gavin is unmedicated and not easy to cope with. It is however, what I knew would happen but I didn’t feel I had much of a choice. I thought I would share some of my observations in regards to changes in his behavior.
The only way I can think to describe Gavin’s current behavior is manic. He appears to me manic. His energy level is elevated and he’s pretty scattered. He’s incessantly talking and it’s more so than normal. He just will not stop talking and while I’m grateful he has a voice, hearing anyone’s voice constantly is difficult to deal with.
I’m in my room, with noise canceling headphones on and I can still hear him talking. He doesn’t seem to have an inside voice right now and it carries throughout the entire house.
Aww! Is Gavin okay! Does he have a playmate? I’m sure he will settle down after the initial period is over.
What was the reasoning taking him off of the Clozapine
Because it requires blood work for each refill and we don’t want to expose him to anyone. He’s immunocompromised