KellyJoy, I’m so sorry. I’ve been told this might be the best we get a couple of times and that is bad enough. Our son (23) is now home with us hence the text at 4:30 in the morning. He went to sleep at 7:30. He does have an apartment next door but isn’t staying there this week. He was a victim if a romance scene and we are trying to keep him off the internet and phone.
It isn’t easy but it is manageable for now with two willing adult parents. I don’t know what I would do if I were handling this by myself. I suppose I would try to hire someone to help but we haven’t found anyone yet to even allow us to get out together once in awhile.
Are they suggesting a state hospital? Have you been there to check it out? This must be so incredibly hard for you. Do you have any support outside of this forum?
I do know of another couple who are professionals and their son is institutionalized. That is all I know. I heard about it from a friend and that is all she shared.
Are you a member of NAMI? Is there a group home? We had considered this for our son at one time because my husband had reached a place where he had enough. It isn’t the best situation here but we do manage. The stress is not good for us though. We do a lot of tag teaming.