My son gets sick really quick - and he responds to meds, if they’re going to work, really quick.
I’m talking about tiny differences that may be hard to notice, but I can see a change within 48 hours most of the time.
Of course, it takes much longer than that for the meds to be fully effective.
Once Zyprexa no longer worked for him, I would still see some reduction in symptoms in the hospital when they would try giving it to him again - but not like before. I also think it was the hospital setting.
When my son was in the hospital & giving the nurse a hard time about his meds, she smiled and kindly told him he had the right to refuse. I think they do that hoping they will go ahead and take them in time - and so that they don’t feel powerless and more paranoid. I wouldn’t worry about the nurse not caring - I’m sure she does - but they know how to deal with psychotic people. As hard as it is to do, you have to let them do their jobs.
If the Zyprexa doesn’t work in the amount of time the hospital thinks it should work, they will try something else - or add to it. They have a lot of different drugs & drug combinations they can try. It’s good that they’re not sending her home.