Thank you for your personal story. I am sorry you have been through so much. I look at your story and it shows me how much more of this I have to go through. That makes me tired LOL. My husband has been having these delusions since January 2015…so 2 yrs now. It has not gotten any better and he still says nothing is wrong with him. I have mentioned the disability part that he could get it if they can see he is sick. He said OH SO YOU JUST WANT DISABILITY FROM ME’ AND I there is nothing wrong with me.
Anyway, over the last two yrs he has been a functional SZ. He cooks daily, mops/sweets daily (all routine to him). He takes a bath most times without me telling him. But when he goes through the bad episodes I look at him and its like something took over his body. He is sitting there so sad and lost inside. I want to hold him tight and telling him its okay but he would never let that happen of course. I feel sooooo bad for him. But he won’t listen to me. I feel the only way to get him in a hospital is to call someone out and he go involuntarily IF they do that here. I have looked up some laws today but it really didn’t shed a lot of light yet.
My husband has urges to talk. But not about his delusions. It is like I leave him alone and go to my sons room and my son and I entertain ourselves because my husband don’t want to be bothered. But many days my husband comes in the back of the house with us just to tell us something quick. Or just to look around. It is like he wants me to give him attention. I have even been surprised at least 3 times when he asked me “do I want to watch a movie with him”. Of course, not touching him or acting like is my husband. I sit on one couch and he sits on another (just like my husband likes it). Because to him, we are not together. We are not separated/not married. whatever. I never know what to expect from him. Does he want my attention, does he not. I don’t know.
Anyway, most days he is functional, some days he is not. If he goes through an episode like that over the summer I will have to ask someone to keep my son. My husband keeps my son when I am at work and my son is off school. So far so good. But not if he goes through a bad spell.