As for side effects, he continues to be doing great. Every once in a while he may feel a little off, but he immediately drinks water and it seems to make him feel better. So now both us and his teacher remind him to drink water throughout the day so that his Lithium blood levels stay consistent.
So what are we seeing?
A normal happy boy. He’s engaged, having fun with friends and exploring his creativity. This week he built a water station in his room. It’s a multi-level system that filters chilled drinking water and a hand washing station. Along with his work, he’s inventing new card games and sketching engineer type drawings of future builds. In addition, he’s loving his after school activity where he’s using his computer skills in a new exciting way and performing well in class.
Just yesterday, I reminded him of our upcoming doctor appointments where we continue to evaluate our son’s kidney condition (birth defect) and his ability to remain on Lithium. He looked at me in a very serious tone and said, “There’s NO way I’m stopping my Lithium, EVER! You’re going to have to fight me to make me stop!”
As you can tell from my son’s statement, he too is well aware of the impact Lithium is having on his life.