We were due to begin the Clozapine yesterday but ran into a snag. For some reason the we had not been added to the “registry” (yes…there is actually a registry for Clozapine). properly. Gavin did get his first of many blood drawls done yesterday. I told him that it was ok to be scared or afraid. It was ok to be nervous. However, it was not ok to hit, kick or scream at the lab techs. I explained that if he could be VERY brave and do his best to keep control over his body I would take him for ice cream when we were done.
Gavin was nervous and started to panic in the moments leading up to the actual blood drawl but did not require much assistance to hold him down. When they stuck him with the needle he said “ouch” kinda loud but that was it. He did AMAZINGLY well. I’m very proud of him and he’s quiet pleased with himself. Hopefully we can do this going forward. The bad news came when we couldn’t get the meds last night. However, the good news is that the blood work from yesterday will still be ok for today so we don’t have to do it again. The prescription should get released to us sometime this afternoon. So we will probably start it tonight.
-lost and tired