Tag: Caregiver Burnout



I really screwed the pooch on this one

I just realized I made a pretty major banking error. I was telling Lizze that we were doing much better this month than I thought we were. It didn’t seem right but I checked, double and triple checked. This was very positive because it was going to help us get ready for our trip. As …

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It’s been 14 years today

I’m super tired, no surprise I’m sure. This will be short and sweet, I promise. I wanted to take a minute and share that today is our fourteenth anniversary. Lizze and I have been married since 2003 and still going strong. Life hasn’t always been perfect, and neither has our marriage. We’ve learned a great …

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A MAJOR Gavin update

It’s been almost five days since we lowered Gavin’s Clozapine to 500 mg/day. Aside from Gavin incessantly talking, I haven’t noticed any changes in his behaviors. His Schizophrenic symptoms haven’t changed for better or worse. The only things we’ve been hearing about are body aches and vision problems, but those shouldn’t have enough anything to …

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More organized and efficient

Lizze and I spent a large part of the morning, organizing Gavin’s IVIG supplies. There are so many supplies we’ve accumulated over the years. Wenneeded to get them organized and inventoried in order to have a better awareness of what we have. There were a ton of smaller supplies, like alcohol preps, obsites and needles.. …

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It’s stressful but exciting

We’re aiming for a quiet day, after a long and emotional week. The only thing on the agenda aside from housework is possibly visiting Lizze’s Dad at the hospital. We aren’t sure if that will be a possibility or not, it depends on how he’s doing when they finally wake him up. Assuming we can …

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Gavin is OFFICIALLY getting his wish granted

I received news tonight that we will officially be on our way to Florida at the end of the month. We’ve known for a little while that Gavin’s wish was going to be granted, but we didn’t know when we would be going for sure. People come from all over the world to stay at …

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