Leelo gained a lot of weight during his Abilify horrorshow phase: almost ten pounds in two months. In the two months since he switched to Risperdol, his weight has drifted halfway back towards its pre-drug-siege status.
But he still can't pull his pants up properly. He is an assless boy like his assless grandfather and assless mother, in stark contrast to his bootyful dad and big sister. When you cap that butt with a great big belly and compound it with questionable fine motor skills, not even elastic-waisted pants can save the day.
I know this because I thought the issue was waist size. So I bought him bigger pants: we jumped from husky sevens to husky eights. Which are indeed much easier for him to pull up and on, but spend most of the day inching towards his knees. He can't wear them to school. He can't wear them anywhere at all unless an adult is with him, because he -- like his assless grandfather -- is incapable of sensing when several inches of crack greet the world.
We got my dad to wear suspenders, but I don't think that's going to work for tactile-aversive Leelo. I guess we just need to keep helping him deflate that belly, and prompting him to pull up his pants.