We visited Alex on the way back from the grower, and he was doing pretty well, though he needs to be wrapped up, and is definitely wanting to do more running than he’s allowed to. The surgery definitely hasn’t slowed the kid down any!
We are all very tired, and have a ton to do, so there isn’t much else to say about what’s been going on recently.
I’ve added a new video to the videos page to show a more typical representation of how cannabis helps Alex. The dramatic difference we posted a long time ago was posted to show the potential and to show how amazing cannabis might be if we could get the right dose figured out and get it to him regularly. Unfortunately, it’s also made a lot of people think cannabis cured Alex of his rage. And, to be fair, when we first took that video, we thought it was going to cure his rage. It wasn’t until we found we couldn’t get a consistent result that we started paying closer attention and seeing that cannabis usually helps, but the effect is more like a two-point drop on his “rage-meter”, if we measured it on a scale of 1 to 10. In order to avoid explaining it again and again, we put together a little video a couple weeks back:
Is it a miracle plant that fixes everything? No. But it helps more often than not, and no medication we’ve tried has been able to do so without putting Alex in a zombie-like state (which cannabis does not do).