February 28, 2005

Doing just great!!!

My son is so very pleased with himself. He loves his new job and loves working! It's such a joy to see him so happy. When I think back to how the hospital staff wanted to just tuck him away in a group home it makes me glad that he and I have had the adventure of a lifetime by daring to do what they said was impossible. That of regaining a healthy mind, body & soul. I am grateful.

Posted by Kathy at 04:01 PM | Comments (0)

February 12, 2005


I am happy to say that my son has never done better in his life. Next week he will begin a job at a local restaurant. He has made some changes in his life since I last posted.

One change was for him to extricate himself from a very tightly bonded friendship that was ultimately dragging my son down. This other person was not determined to live above his mental disorder, but rather to let it control him. It was difficult for my son to disengage from this friendship but once having done so he tells me that he feels much more "free".

My son's schizophrenic symptoms are at an all-time low and what he does see through a hallucination he quickly dismisses. He knows that they are not real.

My son has also joined an on-line Christian support and prayer group which he has found to be very valuable. On a daily basis he now study's the Bible and is contact with others like him. Through prayer requests, posting and phone calls he has made some huge strides in living above schizophrenia.

Posted by Kathy at 12:51 PM | Comments (0)

October 07, 2004

Going Great

It's been quite a while since my last entry. I am happy to say that my son is doing extraordinarly well. And he is on a bare minimun of meds. Right now he is taking Clozaril, Ability, Paxil and Klonopin. This combination is working for him!!! He still has auditory halluciantions, but he knows who is real and who is not. Also what he does see is out side our home. He sees people looking in our window. Now I can understand why he likes to keep all of the blinds closed all the time.

The addition of Paxil to his meds has helped him greatly inthe area of OCD. He no longer feels obsessed like has has no choice. This is a huge stride for him. He reports actually enjoying life!!! What more could a mother ask for?

Posted by Kathy at 03:11 AM | Comments (0)

August 31, 2004

I've been feeling a bit

I've been feeling a bit down and a bit overwhelmed by the care needed for my son lately. He needs a job so that is isn't home constantly. He's tried so very hard to get a job ANYWHERE!!! He can and has workedd in the past. I'm hoping that with kids gone back to school that may open up some opportunities for him.

Other than that he is doing exceptionally well. His SZ symptoms are quite a bit diminished as is his anxiety. His biggest complaint is that of having nothing to do. I'm hoping he can get some sort of job soon!!!!

Posted by Kathy at 09:07 AM | Comments (0)

August 27, 2004

Home from the hospital......

My son is now home from the hospital and is doing exceptionally well. He is on different meds and lower dosages than before. His anxiety and OCD prooblems have lessened and his SZ symptoms are greatly reduced. Which makes me a happy mom!!!

Posted by Kathy at 09:44 AM | Comments (2)