Savanna, thank you. I wish it were so but he is reluctantly accepting the shot in order to get discharged. I’m going to praise him nonetheless and hope that he can gain insight particularly since he’s had two hospitalizations almost back to back. I may even use your exact words. Thank you for your encouragement.
He now blames the guardianship for having to stay in the hospital so long. He wants to get that removed as soon as he gets home. I don’t know how that’s going to go but hopefully he will let it rest.
I know when parents talk about guardianship here I’m tempted to chime in and say it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be however in terms of life and death it is sometimes necessary. What I want each of you to know is that it is not a cure-all for the legal system. We still have to ask for the information and the state hospitals are the hardest to get to listen to their background.
After this hospitalization I’m going to gather each of the discharge papers with the medicine that was given upon discharge and ask also for the medicines that was tried within the hospital so that means getting all hospital records. I’m planning to put together a portable document that my son can put in his wallet in years but could also be printed out and faxed to the hospital appointed mission. I believe this will get him care quicker and perhaps the right type of care and I’m surprised that hospitals don’t go back and look at their own records.
All in all it’s up to my son to be the best he can be and manage his illness. God bless each and every one of us with the strength and fortitude to meet this enormous responsibility.