So my son is back in the hospital. The last two times we have seen slight improvement, but then he becomes non-compliant when he gets home and can’t understand why he is losing all of his friends. His family doesn’t talk with him much anymore because they don’t understand his illness, and he is very sad. I am the only person who he talks to in the family now, so what is about to take place could really damage the trust between us, but it has to be done, and I need some advice.
He is at a different hospital this time. First, they made him take a shower and brush his teeth. A miracle. Then, the doctor called me this morning and introduced himself. I told him that I was in the process of going for temporary guardianship because of the severity of his illness, but that I still needed a physician’s letter and he offered to write one. I couldn’t believe it.
Then, he told me he was going to go to the courts in order to get my son court-ordered to take an injection. He mentioned Invega and Abilify. I told him my son has a very bad taste in his mouth from his Invega experience, so he is going to suggest Abilify (any thoughts on this appreciated as well). I have to show up at the courthouse next Thursday in order to testify with the doctor that indeed my son needs this to happen. I’ll ask his father to go as well.
I have eight days before we go to the courthouse and I would like to start a conversation with him during our visits leading up, that might help me explain to him why I think this needs to be done. I just want him to try and understand. I think he has almost no insight. He’ll be twenty in November.
I have never had anyone offer to help so much, and I am so grateful to this doctor who seems to sincerely want to help him ( wanted to know his interests this morning …amazing)
Looking for ways to have his conversation.