Our son, Nathan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of two.
This was a lovely New Year’s gift to me from C. who I had seen since age 8 now age 18.
I also have to report on John. He is doing great. This is the best Christmas he has ever had. He is enjoying our overwhelming large family and happy as can be. Usually his stability goes downhill from around thanksgiving right through the new year. Not this year! Even with another slight reduction in…
C.B. 12/25/11 Today was a very special day. Today was Christmas, a wonderful, joyful time of year, that usually stresses and upsets A. The waiting, wondering and planning is all too much for her. This year was totally different. I do not recall- ever- a Christmas that A. did not melt down. We had actually…
Before you look away and say, “Mom, I don’t wanna read this crap! There is no way anyone without bipolar disorder can tell you what it’s like!”
When Johnny was born the nurses in the hospital appropriately nicknamed him “The Screamer”. Johnny continued to scream all day and night until the end of his second year; when he finally slept six hours without a tantrum or a night terror for the first time. Johnny would fight to get dressed, fight to stay…
The benefits of ketamine have been numerous and profound despite the fact that our son, Sam, has been in treatment with a combination of partially effective medications for bipolar disorder for over ten years.
During the first 20 months that D used Ketamine, she continued to rage periodically.
Our 11-year-old son began ketamine treatment this summer and it has changed his life. We had exhausted all options (hospitalizations, medication changes, therapists, five school switches) and nothing worked.
My son, Josh, is now 10 years old and is one of five children. Josh joined our family when he was five weeks old. He is a bi-racial child and we really have no medical history on his birth family.