Monday, June 14, 2010

We're Okay

So my last blog post wasn't too hopeful. But I'm going to try to be more optimistic with this one.

We're doing better. We added a third dose of Abilify in the middle of the day. I find that if I give it to Taz a little early we can head off a lot of problems. If we're late, we have big problems. The afternoon dose has gone up a little too. I have to give it to him by 5pm or we head downhill for the whole evening.

If he gets his meds on time and we keep the environment quiet and as stress-free as possible then he is manageable. Not perfect, but much better than before. If things get chaotic, noisy, or stressful for him, then he gets chaotic and loses all stability. So it's a very careful balance.

Balance. We're back to the word again.

I feel like Taz is a room that we have to feng shiu. We can't move the furniture around too much or the chi will be off. Or something like that. I don't know much about the art of Asian decorating.

The point is....we're okay.


  1. So glad to hear things are getting better, I know it must be so hard keeping the peace in the home when you also have Chica, it must be impossible at times. I hope you have a good week.

  2. I was afraid to read the last post, so I read this first, and then the last post. So sorry things are so fragile, glad that the abilify is helping . . . sounds like a very hard place. These are the experiences which make us be stronger people than we thought we could be, or stronger than we wanted to konw we could be.

  3. This is such a hard time of year for our kiddos. Hang in there; I'm glad things have quieted down a bit for you.

  4. Timing of Abilify has been key for us with Ava as well. And just like Taz, if off even an hour or so when due to take it - all hell breaks loose. I feel your pain! We've actually got a tiny alarm clock in the cupboard set for her 4pm dose JUST to be sure it's ON TIME!