Friday, July 20, 2018

Positive Notes

After Jordan took half a Lexapro for three nights, she told me she had two bad dreams. And what conclusion do you think my brain immediately latched on to?  It's because of the Lexapro, aka the brain medicine, I know it.  In one of the dreams a man was staring into her window.  Lovely.  In the other, our dog Ladybug died, and Jordan remembers crying.  Wonderful.

On a positive note-- Jordan said she was feeling more energetic, she liked it, and she was excited. Yay!  Although is this even possible after taking Lexapro for only three days, or was it a placebo effect? I had no idea, but I was glad she was positive and receptive to the idea of taking medication. I looked up how long it takes to feel the effects of Lexapro on the National Alliance on Mental Illness site (NAMI) and it said:

"Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working."  

Notice it doesn't say 1-3 days.  Regardless, I was thankful things appeared to be moving in the right direction. 

On a more positive note-- Adam got a contracting job. I can't tell you how relieved we were, and how proud I was of him.  Like super relieved and super proud.

On an even more kick-ass positive note-- We went to freshman orientation and Jordan, our Jordan, didn't get nervous or overwhelmed.  What-what?  She was looking forward to high school. I don't think Jordan ever looked forward to anything before it happened, especially if it was an unknown. 

I must have had hope that our tides were finally turning, because I wrote:  I will be so happy if this helps her to lead a normal life-- like beyond-words happy! 

Thank you.

Us Too

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