Category Archives: Clozapine Crisis




As a result, we worry all the time

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I was able to get a hold of Gavin’s psychiatrist’s office this afternoon and got the lab results from his blood draw on Monday morning. I actually only got his Absolute Neutrophil count but that’s a good chunk of information. His Absolute Neutrophil count has climbed up a couple points… Read more »




I’m so worried about Gavin’s labs today

I managed to get everything done this morning that needed done. Gavin’s labs have been drawn and now all we can do is wait for the results to come in. To say that I’m on edge is an understament because I’m freaking out at this point. I don’t know whether… Read more »




Clozapine Crisis: Here’s what happened today

We have a plan of attack for how to deal with Gavin’s current mental and physical health problems, at least temporarily. The reason I say temporarily is because the particular plan of attack is only until we can finally get into Hematology at Akron Children’s Hospital. Let me start with… Read more »




The moment of truth and I feel sick to my stomach

Lizze is home sick with Elliott, who’s still sick. Gavin and I are in the waiting room at Dr. Reynolds office. I’m so nervous about this appointment because I know what we’re looking at and neither option is good. Gavin’s chillin on the couch playing his tablet as he’s waiting… Read more »




Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers

The doctors office called this morning with Gavin’s lab results and they were correct the first time. All his numbers are down and it’s not looking good. Please keep Gavin in your thoughts and prayers. Maybe keep Lizze and I in there as well because we have some very difficult… Read more »




Not knowing is killing me

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It’s been the longest day ever. I’ve been waiting for the phone call to deliver the news about Gavin’s lab results but that call never came. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those no news is good kinda things. This is one of those the lab didn’t fax the results or… Read more »




I age 5 years everytime this happens

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I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor in regards to Gavin’s lab results. The only way I can explain how excruciating this wait is for would be to relate it to a young child on Christmas Eve. Maybe that’s a bad example. It’s not the excitement but rather the… Read more »




I’ve got heartbreaking news

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I received a phone call this morning from Dr. Reynolds office. I assumed they were calling to move our appointment again but I was wrong. Apparently, Gavin’s labs from yesterday came in and his numbers are dropping again. Right before we left for Florida, he had labs drawn. His Absolute… Read more »




Major Gavin Update: Clozapine change

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You may remember that we began reducing the amount of Clozapine he’s taking to manage the symptoms of Schizophrenia. Due to negative side effects that involve serious issues with his blood, we are reducing the dosage. Before we left for Florida, we worked with Dr. Reynolds to move Gavin from… Read more »




I’m hopeful this will produce a positive outcome

Beginning today, Gavin will be on a reduced dose of Clozapine. We will be dropping from 600 mg/day, down to 500 mg/day until we return from Gavin’s wish being granted by Wishes Can Happen in October. We don’t want any medication changes to take place during the trip for a… Read more »

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