Category Archives: Schizoaffective Disorder




He’s driving me f@#king crazy today

Let me start things off by reminding everyone how much I love my kids.  I’ve got tons of new readers and I just want to be clear on that because of the tone of this post. That said, and with my profession of unconditional love for my children, here’s the… Read more »







Should I be worried or proud?

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Gavin and I were playing Minecraft tonight before he went to bed and this was the conversation we had about his latest mission today. This mission debriefing was a little concerning and a bit on the creepy side. Perhaps not listening to this with the kids in the room would be a… Read more »







Heartbreak: A conversation with my schizophrenic child

Gavin suffers from a disorder known as Schizoaffective disorder. This is kind of a blend between bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We see way more schizophrenic symptoms than we do bipolar anymore. Gavin has been in a state of psychosis for many months now and shows no signs of pulling out… Read more »







Unfortunately, Gavin isn’t getting better and tonight’s appointment is proof of that

We met with Dr. Pattie tonight and one of the main topics was Gavin. He’s officially been back on 800mg per day of Clozapine for 48 hours. While we haven’t seen any improvements, we continue to see his side effects becoming more significant.   Gavin had been waiting all day… Read more »







Gavin’s side effects are getting worse

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After four days of being on his increased dose of Clozapine, it’s pretty clear that his side effects are getting worse. The side effects in question revolve around the bladder control issues, extreme dry mouth and weird mouth movements (that could just be the result of dry mouth). Gavin and… Read more »







Gavin’s missions have taken a dark turn today and I’m at a loss

Gavin sat Lizze and I down tonight to fill us in on some bad things that happened back at base today.  I’m going to be really honest and admit that after a little while, I shutdown. I listened to him go on and on for 25 minutes before I just… Read more »







I fear Gavin’s starting to lose it and that’s not good

I wanted to talk about how Gavin is doing. Lizze and I have been talking about this today and we both agree that Gavin’s not doing well. For starters, he’s forgetting a great more than is typical for him. Things he would normally do really well, he’s unable to complete…. Read more »