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by Tigger » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:52 am

A little over a week ago we dropped off our son at sleep away camp. He went there two years ago before his dx but wasn't able to go last year because he was still fairly symptomatic. But he really wanted to go this year, and the rapid cycling--although still there--seems less intense and he's more able to pull through it. We fully expected him to last about 4 days. Max. But 10 days later, he's still there!

The camp director and nurse were fully versed in his disorder and were okay with him coming. They let us know early on when he had a depressive episode (which resolved quickly) and have said that he's been doing great since then. I'm sure he's cycled through depression and some hypomania, but it probably looks normal enough to everyone else that they haven't really noticed. And the important thing is that he's been able to power through it. AND he hasn't had a mixed-state episode. :)

We're so happy for him and our family. I know that in the fall/winter, things may get bad again. But for him to have days and weeks where he feels relatively okay is just priceless.

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by Duckysmom » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:17 am

Awesome news! He should feel really proud of himself for being brave enough to go and stick it out! I hoe he's having a great time!
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by Spm24 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:58 am

Always good news when your soon has stable days and he can enjoy himself. Take all the good you can get :P . Hopefully it lasts for awhile
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by Mocha » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:41 pm

tigger, that's just awesome....... :)
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by hal » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:31 pm

What good news, and you are to be congratulated. Sometimes I wonder if the parents of a bipolar child have it worse than us adults, and I'm sure it's true at least some of the time.
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by AvantGarde » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:13 pm

Wonderful :D
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by libellula » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:37 am

Really happy for your son and for your family!
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by Tigger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:53 pm


We got a letter from him yesterday. He said he's felt a little homesick but basically fine! Amazing.

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I'm sure you can all appreciate how feeling good for even a little while must be such a huge relief for him.

He comes home on Saturday! Hopefully he'll continue to feel good :)

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