Walking ON Eggshells

GB is still dysregulated and manic. After trading a dozen emails back and forth, the psychiatrist and I agreed on a plan. I am not doing the happy dance. GB has been on every atypical antipsychotic currently available. The only two that stabilized her were risperdal and invega (A metabolite of risperdal). Unfortunately, Prolactin levels in the 40’s are not acceptable in an 8 year old girl. So we are left to try traditional anti psychotics. Tomorrow morning, GB starts on loxapine. It has black box warnings and we didn’t want to start her when we would have to rely on the school to monitor her. 

Parenting special needs children is often like this- there is no good solution. You are stuck between a rock and a hard place and have to chose between two lousy options- in this case, no treatment or risky nasty side effects. I made my choice and I am praying that God will wrap His arms around her.

12 thoughts on “Walking ON Eggshells

  1. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I know the difficulty in medicating a child. I pray that the new medication is the answer! I am in no way a doctor, but have been there, done that. Have they tried any type of seizure medication as a mood stabilizer like Depakote, Lamictal or Trileptal?Praying for all of you!

  2. I know how hard this is; BTDT with my Fiona. Hoping with all my heart for good results. My dau always feels so badly when she comes out of an episode. I hate the shame and self anger that her inability to control herself engender for her.

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