Then I counted the days. It’s been 57 days of sweet, amazing stability! This is an all time record. Seriously, prior to Lithium, the longest we’ve gone was 29 days back in April of 2010. But what’s even better is the fact that the breakthrough symptoms were not as bad as they were in the past. By the next day, my son was already commenting on the fact that he was feeling so much better and was back to his normal self.
Being that our psychiatrist told us that breakthrough symptoms are considered normal and recognized as being part of a successful treatment plan. I didn’t worry about the episode, instead I focused on teaching my son that there will be days where the symptoms come back and that he should focus on coping while he waited for the good feelings to return. Thankfully, that’s exactly what happened.