it is s struggle for all of us who are dealing with this evil illness. I have been dealing with it since June 2015 and my life is never the same. I work 2 jobs and try to stay in contact with a family friend and my brother constantly since my Son is now hospitalized in California and close to my Brother and Family friend and he is miles and miles away from me.
I have been in contact with many law enforcement officers and the court systems and the lawyers to track him down every time he leaves home. I have spent quite bit of money to pay a family friend to keep an eye on him when he is not with me and spent money to get a guardianship and all I have a temporary guardianship. it is a struggle to get the permanent one since he is always escaping from my home.
he had used his credit cards to the Max and I have a load of Hospital bills and Student loans that I cannot possibly pay.
I am trying to enjoy whether days I have before he get discharged from Hospital because I know once he is discharged from Hospital, he will stop taking his meds and the cycle starts all over again.
I have been trying to get him Conserved in California ( assigned to public Conservator) so some load can get little light for few months)
I cannot live a normal life and all I can think is how he life will be in many years to come.
I am trying to set a Trust fund so he is taking care after I am deceased.
But I must have hope. it can get better. my brother is now 59 years of age and he was diagnosed like 35 years ago and he is been on medicine for the last 25 years. he is OK, he can socialize fine and staying home with my dad. he never worked but content with his life.
we should all hope for better tomorrow and think positive and things will start changing for the better.
take care of yourself jaxy. you deserve a break. Just think that your son with get better with the right medicine.
God will never abandon anyone. Pray always. prayers are powerful.