Thursday, January 3, 2013

Taking my mind off of worrying about Andy

We are packing up our whole house and getting ready to move about 30 minutes from here. It is really keeping me preoccupied. I have also started trying to run again, thanks to my husband. He is going to attempt to run a full marathon at the end of May. I think it is helping him to have something else to focus on. He'd like for me to run the 10K, but I don't feel confident that I can do it. So, for now, I am focusing on packing.

I am also thinking about decorating the new house. It gives me a lot to think about. We have a budget, and can't go crazy, but I think we can find a good style that isn't too expensive.

Andy had a great day at school today, and was so happy there. It was his first day back after Christmas break. It's a bummer he only got to go for one day! I think he'll be upset there's no school tomorrow. He seemed really happy when I told him he had school today. It even sounded like he tried to say "go", when I told him he was going to go to school.

I still have Andy taking Risperdal, .55ml now, because it seemed he needed a little more to help his temperament. Although, he does still have outbursts to try to communicate he doesn't want something. I am a little concerned about my son taking an "anti-psychotic" drug. I've read about these types of drugs inducing breast growth in teenage boys, and I will have to raise my concerns with my son's neurologist.  We will be seeing him at the end of the month.

I have tried taking Andy off of this medication before, and the results were bad. However, I am  concerned about Andy's recent constipation. He has been having hard stools and I have to keep an eye on it. It is a side effect of Risperdal, so we may have to stop or switch to something else if it persists.