Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quick Update

They added a new drug on Thursday...Emantadine...and it seems to have made a big difference!!! He's gone from reds (tantrum behavior) to greens (great behavior)! He even earned reward time of playing on a playstation tonight! :) So since he's been there they've added Tegretol and Emantadine, and he's still on Concerta, Seroquel and a smaller amount of Lithium. Maybe the Emantadine is our "miracle" we've been waiting for. Only time will tell. He seemed so happy with himself to have been behaving, and we found out yesterday that if Eli can keep up the good behavior until my visit with him on Friday, that I can take him out away from the campus to go to a cavern they have in Austin or go do something with him away from there! :) Yippeee!!! I hope he can earn his day pass for us to have some time together.

I'll keep you posted...

5 comments:

Nikki said...

What wonderful news Stacey! I'll keep praying that everything will work out this week and you'll be able to take Eli away for awhile and have some Mommy/Son time. Enjoy the rest of your time at home and get some rest and for Heaven's sake...please eat something more than a Reese's PB cup for dinner! (((HUGS)))

Wendy said...

That is so awesome! I'm so happy for you guys that this seems to be working for him! I hope it continues to do so and that he is able to get a "day off"! I will keep you guys in my prayers.

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

yey! yey! I'm so happy happy happy! I hope you get to take him out to get ice cream!!! :) :)

samskat said...

I am so glad to hear that he's doing better!! BTW, Longhorn Caverns is really cool, we went there when we were kids. He'll love it!! :) I'll be praying that he continues to do well so that you can get some away time!! :)

Stacey said...

Thanks girls!!! And Nikki..that was a one time "splurge" of junk food for dinner! :)