I spoke to my son about maybe adding another medication and he seemed interested. We decided to monitor his moods for now as we pray about this, before we make the call to our pychiatrist for Lamictal.
One thing that is helping us as a whole is having a routine. My son specifically asked for a schedule of what we’ll be doing each day and at what time. He said that it stresses him out to not have a schedule. So that’s exactly what we’ve been working on this week.
So far we have mealtimes, bible studies, public outings, reading times, free time and even my cleaning times all scheduled for the week. Each morning I let him know what to expect for the day, keeping some things like “library day” and “swim day” on the same days each week.
I have to admit, it feels good knowing what to expect and it helps keep me on my toes!