My father was recently rushed into hospital because he was suffering from bilateral pneumonia. He nearly didn’t make it and they ended up sedating him to keep him asleep, putting him on a ventilator and later on he had a full tracheotomy.
The thing is, when he came out of hospital he started ranting and raving about how he was part of a police sting to catch a major cyber criminal but they thought it was him and he was being made to react to things that weren’t even happening just to test him to see how he’d react in certain situations. He was convinced that every single person on the ward was incestuous and were all related in strange ways like being their brother’s uncle or something. He was also convinced that none of them were there and they were all 3D holograms that you can’t walk through, it was like a third consciousness he says. He also says the ward wasn’t real and he was just placed there in the fake ward to catch the criminal. He also is convinced that people visited him that didn’t or couldn’t have visited him…
He has dreadful mood swings where one minute he’ll be happy and joyful and the next he’ll be screaming and shouting and being awfully rude to us. He was never like this before hospital. On his discharge papers, it stated that he was schizophrenic but he has never been diagnosed it and he is now 45 which seems a bit late for it to develop. I don’t know what’s going on and I’m scared. He was NEVER like this before.
He’s convinced everyone is watching him through lamp posts or through satellites, and he is convinced there are cameras and robots in the house that will record and relay all of the information that goes on in the house to the police who are watching him. I just don’t know what to do.
I don’t know if this was a delusion he dreamed up while in a sedated state and came out believing it, or he truly is schizophrenic. He refuses to believe he is, but I’m starting to wonder… I need help and advice, please.