Hello. I am in tears and my hands are shaking. My daughter is still at Memorial Hsp unable to walk or stand. She has an external catheter and is bowel incontinent. She will require B12 injections for life.
She is unaware of how dire her situation is and is refusing most treatment.
The social worker just called to inform me that she is medically stable, as they cannot force treatment. The telepsych says she is not eligible for forced treatment. Unbelievable!!
She is currently in psychosis, believing that the hospital staff are harming her and other patients in the hospital are threatening to kill her.
Isn’t refusing medical assistance due to mental illness a “danger to self?”
The hospital she was to be transferred to (Sutter) to continue treatment will not accept her, as she is “medically cleared” by Memorial Hospital.
Yesterday, Sutter was helpful and ready to help guide me and start the conservatorship process. Now that she is no longer transferring to Sutter, that assistance has vanished.
They “do not do” conservatorship paperwork at Memorial. So, there you go.
I spoke AGAIN to the SW at Memorial and then to her manager who listened but did not offer much hope as their hands are tied.
Amanda “sees” the telepsych again this afternoon. After much argument from me that she do so. However, I am doubtful the telepsych will change her prognosis.
This whole thing has me so upset. The laws in the US around mental health need to change!!!
I know, I am preaching to the choir.
Thank you for listening.
P.S. I have begun reading Dr Amador’s book, “I’m not sick, I Don’t Need Help”. I feel the LEAP technique will help me in getting her to accept medical treatment, as it is the same thought process telling her she is not schizophrenic.