I hate Mondays. For the past 18 months or so, Colin has been doing so well that we hate to see him go back to Colin’s Castle on Mondays. Our week is defined by when Colin leaves on Mondays and when he comes back on Fridays. We look forward to the weekend more so now than ever. Colin does too. I don’t think that he minds going to Colin’s Castle on Mondays that much, but he REALLY likes coming home on Friday.
It was about 18 months ago that we started Colin on N-acetyl L-cysteine, which is an old amino acid formerly used for Tylenol toxicity but now has found uses in Autism, Alzheimers, Cancer, only to name a few. After the initial period when we instituted this med, Colin’s behaviors moderated so much so that now I call him “Mr. Sweetness”. Gone for the past 18 months have been any incidents of violent or aggressive behavior. We are so thankful for this. We love Colin unconditionally, but now there is no reason not to love him. He SMILES. He hadn’t smiled for years. He smiles A LOT now. He is truly Mr. Sweetness. So every Monday, we are sad to see him go for the week. When he leaves, there is a huge empty feeling, but knowing that he will be back on Friday gives us reason to make it through the week.