I was starting to feel desperate last week regarding my experience tapering off my antidepressant. Thankfully, I have received a bit of direction from my family doctor. I would have preferred to begin a new medication to slowly replace what I am tapering from, but that looks like it is not an option since I don’t have a psychiatrist. It’s a relief that I have a little hope now that I’m not navigating this process on my own, though. I’m currently on 5 mg of escitalopram and my symptoms are not quite as severe.
It’s a big week in our household! We are busy packing because we officially close in less than two weeks! As you might imagine, the change in routine and disorganization is difficult for C. His therapists are helping us all through the transition with social stories and ideas for how to talk him through the process. We’ve started crossing out each day on his calendar before bedtime so that he can see which day we move.
Baby Jo will have her autism evaluation tomorrow. Unlike C’s evaluation, we will not need to wait one month to find out the results. This has been an interesting journey for me. When we went through it with C, it was trying on Hubster and me. It is different now that we have a support system in place and know what to expect. I’ve also come a long way in my personal journey of autism acceptance this year and I look forward to sharing that with you soon. The bottom line is that I look forward to putting the proper supports in place for Baby Jo, whatever she may need.
We also have C’s annual follow-up appointment with GI this week. I’m eager to let them know that he has been medicine-free since November! Baby Jo will have her first GI appointment to be sure she doesn’t share any complications that C has experienced; however, I believe her feeding problems are allergy and sensory related.
Now I want to hear about you! How are you, friend? What are you working through or toward? I hope you’re enjoying a restful weekend. Here’s to a wonderful week!