my son has schizophrenia. Saw the doctors, etc this morning. They are putting my son on clozapine (a last resort med). It requires a blood test every week as it destroys white blood cells (or has the strong potential to). Can also cause diabetes and cardiac problems. My son is such a gentle soul. They convinced him to go on the med (and my son being who he is) simply agreed. I feel like whisking him away somewhere, take away all meds, and just love him - can love heal all? Why do doctors feel they have to medicate .... he suffered a great loss in the suicide of his best friend, he cannot deal with the stress. So they just changed his meds - to one that is drastic and potentially dangerous. If he is one that will have the side effect of the loss of white blood cells, he could die from a simple cold. I am so so scared. Yet, I want him to be well and have to hope this new med may help him. I have to just wait and see and maybe see my son turn into a zombie. Like he say 'every time I go to the hospital, I lose a little bit more of myself'. I am sooooo sad and scared.
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