Thought I would give you guys a little update.
My son is sleeping well, but not too much. His appetite is still good, but it's calming down. I don't see any signs of voices or hallucinations, but the delusions are still there, although all are pleasant and nothing is nightmareish. He hasn't said anything about more bad dreams.
He met with his new case manager today & seemed to like her OK.
His mood is very even & we're having so few ups & downs that I sometimes forget to add to the journal I've been keeping each day & just catch up every few days with not much of anything new to say.
He's been on 200 mg of Clozapine (100 mg in the morning & 100 mg at night) for 2 weeks as of tomorrow & they'll probably keep him there until he sees his doctor again in about another month. He also takes 300 mg Gabapentin morning & night as a mood stabilizer, but that's it.
His craving for alcohol is greatly reduced, so that's good too. He probably has the equivalent of one drink a day.
We're working on reducing the smoking and that's not going as well. He'd still smoke every waking moment, but we've compromised on 1 pack a day, then he can vape the rest of the time.
We still have a few arguments here & there, but they're over quickly & not one gets all that mad.
So, all in all, it's very good so far - he seems to be tolerating the med really well & I'll just hope for the delusions to weaken as they go up in dosage and/or time passes.
As a side note, we went to DMV yesterday to renew his driver's license. He got almost all the way through it & then the question popped up on the screen for him to answer if he wanted to register to vote or not. He's already registered, so the nice older lady told him he could just decline & keep going through the questions. She got a really quick lecture on why it doesn't matter if you vote or not because no one has free will - she didn't even bat an eye, just kept on going. It was kind of funny and I think it was just the stress of going through all the steps of DMV - stand in line to tell the receptionist what you need to do, get a number, and wait some more, then follow a bunch of instructions once it's your turn.
The rest of the day was better. He went to get his blood work done, & that all went smoothly. Then, before we went home, he went with me to Aldi and went through the whole store before he went back out to the car when I got in line. Usually, he won't go in, or he just goes in for a couple minutes then goes back out. It was a good day for him.