Update on my son’s progress. We saw his new outpatient doctor on 6/12 and she decided to start him on Abilify replacing Risperdal and that did not go too well. My son was very depressed and started pacing and not sleeping then he started hearing voices. I’ve tried to reach his doctor but all I got was voice messages. So, on Monday I called crisis hotline and they sent mobile unit to my house to assess him. On their advice, I took him to hospital (mental facility clinic). Thank goodness, my son went willingly.
When I saw my son on Wednesday, he was not doing too well. I found out, they gave him Prozac and I was so furious as this was one of the medicine he took before which put him into hospital the last time. How can they be so careless when I gave them the print-out list of medication history?
I went to visit my son today and he seemed a little better, that is, he was not pacing but he was still talking to voices. He was saying he and all of us were going to hell and that he was antichrist. He said that an angel was telling him that. He fell on his knees and started to cry. I inquired about what he is being administered and nurse was kind to let me know. And, I was surprised that Dr is giving my son the same meds which my son took as very first meds when he was admitted to mental facility for the first time back in May. Is this normal? I was so furious that all the emotions that I have been suppressing came over me and I started crying and told them how was that possible. A nurse told me that this time around, it is not tablet form but it is fast dissolving under the tongue med. Given 2 times a day.
They have started giving him Zyprexa, Cogentin and Benadryl.
Within 8 weeks since all this madness started, my son has been on so many different meds. It seems as though every 2 wks. Is this norm when you are first diagnosed and they are trying to find right meds that works? And he has been in and out of hospital 3 times so far.
During the weekend, a visitation hours are 2 hours so I’m hoping and praying that tomorrow when I see him, he will be in much improved state.