Category Archives: The drug trial

The Monthly Visit


We had Roman’s monthly visit at Children’s Hospital to have him checked out and get his meds for the next month last week.  It included the bimonthly blood draw.  He was not very excited by the notion.  We had to … Continue reading

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Serotonin and the autistic brain


We had Roman’s monthly appointment in Detroit this week.  The doctor in charge of the study went over the results of Roman’s PET scan with me.  It was a little strange in a cool way to be staring at pictures … Continue reading

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The first month


Well, we’re wrapping up the first month of the buspirone trial and everyone wants to know how it’s going.  I must admit that a month ago, I was a kid with a brand new shiny bike.  I was so happy.  … Continue reading

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Talking juice


Roman’s medicine (or placebo, I must remind myself that he could be on the placebo) has become known as the “talking juice” around here.  Eric started calling it that instead of medicine and Tycen and Tanis picked up on it.  … Continue reading

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The day after


As I blogged earlier, Roman was given his first dose of the Buspirone or placebo.  I am hopeful that he received the medicine.  If the way he’s acting today is any indication, he did.  Already, he is extremely cranky, just … Continue reading

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We’re back (with a new word)


Roman has had his first dose of the Buspirone (I hope).  They had me give it to him while we were at the appointment today.  It was not a fun time.  We showed up at the right time, which was … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is the day


By this time tomorrow, Roman will have had his first dose of the Buspirone…or not.  He may very well be put in the placebo group.  Knowing that this is a possibility, Eric and I are hoping that he gets the … Continue reading

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We’re home and it’s a little crazy


Well, a half hour after we got home, Roman puked banana-scented vomit all over himself and the couch.  He’s now back to sleeping soundly in just a diaper.  Before he threw up and fell asleep again, he was walking around … Continue reading

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It’s started


Roman is peacefully sleeping and the PET scan is underway. It should take two hours. It was rough for me to see my Bubby put up such a fight to go down. I hate this. But it’s a necessary evil. … Continue reading

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Up and at ’em


We’re ready to go.  Roman will have his PET scan today at Children’s Hospital in Detroit.  The doctors running the drug trial want to see how serotonin is being synthesized in his brain before he goes on the Buspirone, which … Continue reading

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