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Category: Schizophrenia

Heartbreaking: We do what we must for those that we love

I’m way behind on this update, but life has been getting in the way of writing. That said, what better time than the present to get everyone caught up. This particular update is in regards to Gavin and Wednesday night therapy. I had mentioned that he was chomping at the bit to update us on …

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Code Z

Another day, another psychotic episode. Last night, Gavin came running into the living room and was visibly upset. He began nervously pacing back and forth before blurting out code z. I wasn’t paying close attention to what he was saying because he’s psychotic and saying all kinds of crazy things. I don’t mean that disrespectfully …

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We’re becoming more concerned

This will be quick because I’m exhausted. I have a call into Gavin’s psychiatrist because we learned that Gavin is waking up in the middle of the night to go on missions. This is very concerning because the last time we dealt with this, he was dealing with a voice he called his Lego boss. …

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Something is very very wrong

We had kind of a weird night last night. I was being interviewed on a podcast called, Daddy Unscripted and it went on for much longer than was initially planned. It was a fantastic conversation and one that I can’t wait to share. By the time I was done, I wasn’t up to writing, so …

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Watching my son come unglued is awful

It’s been a weird day, filled with Gavin related challenges. Lizze and I spoke at length this morning, and we both feel like Gavin is coming unglued. That’s not meant in a derogatory way. We’re both freaked out a little bit because there was serious doubt that the Clozapine was actually doing anything anymore and …

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It’s heartbreaking and a bit scary

The boys had a great day at school today, and in the way home, we stopped to visit my grandmother. We had a short visit before returning home blah blah blah. Not to downplay the significance of the above paragraph but what I want to focus on tonight is what came out of therapy tonight. …

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Something happened today, and it was heartbreaking

I got the boys off to school and went walking. When I got home, I was sitting in the living room with Lizze and Gavin. After a few minutes, Gavin jumped up out of his chair, picked up an invisible phone, said it was an emergency and ran into the kitchen to take a call. …

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It’s not easy raising a child with #schizophrenia

Coexisting with a person who has Schizophrenia can be a very difficult, frustrating, painful, heartbreaking and confusing experience. It’s even harder when that person is one of your children and there’s not much you can do to help them.