Friday, July 8, 2011

Yippee!! We’re there!

We took our son in for his blood work after 5 days of being on Lithium and just found out that he’s now at therapeutic level. Which means, we don’t have to increase the dose since we’re already seeing results at this level. The great thing is that we haven’t even seen the full benefit of this level since it take 4 weeks to see the results, so we can’t be more happier than we are now.

As for my son, he says he doesn’t feel anger inside anymore and is engaged with the family like never before. He has faced several moments of unmet expectations and handled them better than ever. We’re fortunate that he’s not slowing down or appearing drugged, instead it appears he has come to life. He has been full of happiness, enjoying lots of activities and being very creative. I wouldn’t say things are prefect, but that isn’t our goal, we just feel like we’re seeing our real son for the first time in a long time. Praise God!

(smiling ear to ear)

12 comments:

  1. I've been checking back frequently to see if you've posted and things are still going well. I'm SOOOOOOO excited for all of you! **hugs**

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  2. That is such awesome news, Mama Bear!! It really does feel like you've got your real child back when a medication works, doesn't it? I'm so happy for your son and the rest of your family!! Hope to see you tomorrow at Stanford.:)

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  3. Wonderful!
    Betsy

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  4. I am glad it is working so well for you.
    Kay

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  5. Oh Mama Bear I am so grateful that your son is on Lithium. Keep us updated on if he still struggles with shadows playing on his mind or monsters. I am only curious because if Lithium plays as a mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic it may be worth trying. I at times resent having to take Abilify because of the side effects but then again being stable is worth it.

    Anyhow, it is such a blessing that your son is coming back to the family. Such wonderful news!!!

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  6. Tears of joy and celebration!!!!!
    I am so so so happy for you both!

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  7. I'm smiling ear to ear for ya'll now! We've had a very similar experience with lithium and our son. It sure feels amazing, doesn't it?!!!

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  8. YAHOO! Great news for all of you!

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  9. I am soooooo happy that the lithium is working well for you and you are seeing it's results so quickly! Hugs for you and your little man!

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