Thank you, everyone, for replying! It really warms my heart that this forum exists. I feel so alone, otherwise.
laughingsteps, right now he is in Atlanta, at the Emory psych unit, which is relatively new and seems to have good reviews. I talked with him for a few minutes on my lunch break. He agreed to take medication but will probably not comply once out. He is resting, having real meals, isn’t allowed to smoke (thank goodness!), sounded very calm and kept apologizing for his past behavior. I have contacted his daughter, who wants to call him as well. I can’t even imagine how low a person feels to want to end their life. If he stays more than the 72 hours, I will write to him. That is a great idea. I definitely can’t go to see him, more than 5,000 miles away, at least $1,000 round trip airline fee only. We keep our finances and insurance separate and he has full disability coverage and Medicare.
I believe the minimum stay is 72 hours. He says he wants to leave soon, but I hope he stays longer. Like I said before, he was so tired and hungry and was finally willing to admit himself. He is such a sweet man when he’s not delusional; it is difficult to see him in that state. Thank you for your prayers, Windyhill63! I pray for your daughter every day.
And wrecklus, yes, peace of mind and comfort is so important, That is what I need, but my husband is fed by the delusions and fantasies. It will take a lot for him to abandon those. He wants to move back to where we lived in CA, where the delusions are strong. I can only hope!
Today at work I was not feeling well, physically. I’m not sure if it’s stress or severe allergies. Ha ha. It was tough to get through the day. My family member was at the ER Monday and they are still weak and recovering, although surgery was not necessary. I feel that I am under too many stresses at once. I am practicing deep breathing and trying to get enough sleep. I don’t want to lose my job, which is temp for now but may turn into permanent if I don’t screw it up. Thank you everyone, again. I am going to sleep now and hope the extra hours will give me the advantage to carry on.