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Major Gavin Update: Clozapine change

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 600 mg/day to 500 mg/day. …

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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 million reasons, one of them …

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The decision has been made

We just got out of Gavin’s appointment, and my God it took forever. The two and a half hour wait sucked but I can’t really complain because they squeezed us in. This appointment was purposed to discuss Gavin’s medication, specifically the Clozapine and it’s impact on his health. I’m exhausted after all of this, and …

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Bad news about Gavin and the tough decisions ahead 

We met with Dr. Pattie tonight, for Tuesday night family therapy. I’m trying to help you out by specifically mentioning Tuesday because if you’re anything like me, after the holiday weekend, you don’t even know what day it is. The main topic tonight was Gavin. Even if we had other things to talk about tonight, …

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We have a very serious decision to make

I heard back from Gavin’s psychiatrist today and we have a very, very difficult decision to make, in regards to Gavin’s current psychotic break.  Dr. Reynolds explained that we can increase Gavin’s Clozapine dose back up to 800mg a day, if we feel he’s that bad or that far gone.  He’s currently on 600mg/day right …

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Here’s what caused the Clozapine crisis and how it was resolved

REM’s needs to get their shit together because this could have been an absolute disaster.

Clozapine Crisis: A significant problem has come to light

“…….I went to pick up his refill today and it wouldn’t go through. Then I heard the dreaded words, there’s a problem Mr. Gorski…..” Read More

GOOD NEWS: I managed to avoid another Clozapine crisis

GOOD NEWS: I managed to avoid another Clozapine crisis