My son was released from a mental health facility only 4 weeks ago and he is back in the hospital tonight. I used to have some hope. I thought that since my son held a job for 5 years and finished high school before his first break that there would be some chance of him living a some what normal life. All my hopes now are gone.
He seems worse than when he had his first break three years ago. Doctor sent him home on 500mg of clozaril. The doctor tried many different meds while he was there and wasn’t seeing any results. Clozaril was a last resort since he has to get blood work each week (Getting the medicine weekly and blood orders its self is another story) I give him his medicine daily and stand there and watch him take it. Could he be throwing up the meds after I go to bed that is possible. I try to sleep with one ear alert and he says he is not. What if he really is taking the meds. 500MG is a large dose. Am I slowly watching my son lose this battle?
Tonight he started a fire in the back yard using gasoline and oil. I just ran to the store for 5 minutes. The next door neighbor called and said someone had to jump over the fence to put the fire out. I have to work. I am not able to stay at home.
Is there any hope at all out there?