We had a visit with Steph's psychiatrist yesterday, and we all agreed to raise her Abilify dosage by 5mg. I was hesitant at first, but it is an "anti-anxiety" med and Stephanie does have anxiety disorder as part of her ASD. So we will try that and go back to see him in three weeks.
There continues to be a raging debate over whether or not mercury (as introduced in thimerosal) has any causal relationship with autism. I don't know if we will ever know the answer, but I do know that as long as the government is more concerned with covering it's own ass than with finding out the truth, that truth will be evasive.
We really want to find some help for us and Stephanie, and it is really difficult. You would think that, living in an area such as DFW, that there would be some doctors out there who are specializing in autistic specturm disorders. So far, we haven't found them. We'll keep searching.
I can't not mention the playoff game last night.
Josh Beckett pitched a complete game, shutting out the Angels, and striking out 8 batters.
Red Sox--4, Angels--0
Red Sox lead the series 1-0.
Tonight, I cheer for the Indians. Even though they have not beaten the Evil Empire once all season. Sigh. Destiny seems to be rolling towards yet another Red Sox/Yankees ALCS. I don't know if my stomach can take it.