It seems some days come with good and bad although I must say it’s mostly good for which I am extremely grateful.
Third week of the YMCA and he is off. 30 minutes late leaving but he left. He even set his alarm and was up at 6:30 and had a shower. Of course he had to do this and that on his laptop…
He did more laundry on his own last week.
Found a beer can and shot glass in his room the other day. He says I shouldn’t punish him for something that has been there for weeks. So he broke the rule over 2 weeks ago lol he still broke the rule. Alcohol is not allowed in the home. I let it go
Some good news: His pdoc gave the ok for him to decrease his Clozapine from 300 to 200. It’s been 4 days and so far no issues. After the first decrease he was a little sensitive the next day and thought I was yelling at him when I wasn’t.
He is thinking about trying ADHD medication. Not sure what motivated that turn of thinking as he still hasn’t researched adult ADHD. Could be that I’m not letting him overuse the Gabapentin so he’s hoping ADHD medication will give him that little extra pick me up. I don’t think they will prescribe him anything to stimulating due to his addictive personality but I guess have some researching into ADHD medications to do just in case. His nurse had suggested Concerta which is habit forming and should be used with caution if history of drug/alcohol abuse. Yup I have some research to do to keep them on their toes.
He’s been falling asleep on the couch a lot which is a no no. Working on correcting that bad habit before it gets to bad. Also not sleeping as soundly as he usually does but this could be an adjustment to less Clozapine. Started to get a little lazy about picking up after himself and making messes but trying to nip that in the butt as well.
Overall I would say it’s all good. I’m very happy with the progress we are making.