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!



  1. That's great news. Depakote & Lithium is a good combo! Homeschooling saved us for a while and although my son is back in regular school now I always know we can go back to homeschooling if we need to or just want to.

    I like your photos in your other blog :)

  2. My heart goes out to you as you journey through this. I have many people in my life that are bi-polar. I know that getting a good med mix and then staying on them is so important. A friend just recently visited me, a young adult, and she had been off her meds and hit a scary wall where she was having panic attacks and had to go back on. Now that she is back on she sees how she needs them and she is doing great. Keep up the good work mom! How lucky he is to have a mom that would home school him. Blessings to you!

  3. Sarah I'm so glad we connected in our support group. Who knew that we had so much in common. It's nice to put a face with a name! I really enjoy your blog, I hope you'll start writing more! :) I home schooled Tre in 1st grade, and it was a nightmare. I was so overwhelmed. This time around it has been a blessing, far less stressful. It isn't easy but it is working so much better.