Son has been going downhill fast lately.
I think I had mentioned in an earlier post that about 4-5 weeks ago he had stopped taking two of his four meds (Zyprexa and Trilafon). He is now only taking 10 mg Abilify and Adderall. I was terrified to learn of this, and knew in my heart this was not enough medication for him.
Just as I feared he has been going downhill fast the past couple of weeks. Not lucid at all, paranoia very high, having some hallucinations, doing non-sensical things. I’m sure he has been smoking pot too. I feel he is where he was at when he had his first major break 4 yrs ago. I have been worried sick, not knowing what to do. He won’t talk or listen to me or his dad about this downturn.
I have read several times on this website about other caregivers who have had a mobile crisis team come to their homes, but I’ve never been able to find one in our area. Well, I did some more snooping around online tonight, and lo and behold our area now has a crisis team! She said it was put in place in the past year. This is exactly what I have been wanting for my son!
The counselor did an extensive information-gathering session and we decided that she will dispatch a crisis team to our home tomorrow. I am so scared and nervous about it. I have no idea how he will react. This is what he needs though. The team consists of a counselor and a clinician.
I am so hoping that son will be receptive to the help. Fingers crossed.