Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's Been a Long Time


I've neglected this blog for so long! Reading through my last several entries made me sad. Perhaps the pain is all still too fresh in my mind and, like any other very difficult, trying time, is hard to work through. I'm sad for the times that were so hard and sad that we're still not where I'd like to be.

An update...Charlie is now taking lithium and depakote. He was doing very well this summer and it was a wonderful time. During that time of stability I decided to homeschool him because I thought that that would cut back on all of the stress of school (getting up at a set time and taking medicine at that set time, being in school all day long and then coming home and still having work to do, social pressures, etc).

Some homeschool days have been great. Other days have been not so great. Everyone who knows him tells me how happy he seems and how well he seems to be doing. It's true, for the most part. Homeschooling has taken several demands off of him and has allowed him to blossom academically. There are some days though that, selfishly, I just want him back in school so I can have a break.

It's weird. Just writing this now is so hard compared to just whipping out my other blog posts. I guess I'll hit publish and try again another day!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

We're Still Here

Let's just ignore the fact that I haven't blogged here in over three months, ok? I do blog everyday (almost) at

Life here is still hard. We've had some good days and some bad days.

He is now taking depakote and risperdal. He is at 4mg risperdal and still not doing all that well. Today has been hard. Very hard. Too hard to even talk about. Let's just say that everyone was in tears today and Charlie pushed it farther than he ever has today.I really think that's why I don't blog here much at all. It's just too painful to live through it and then go on to talk about.

Someday I hope to be able to though.