Our one year old granddaughter is staying with us to recover from the flu. She lives 6 hours away from us and this is her first visit without her parents. Our youngest son who is 25 and has schizoaffective disorder also lives with us. When I called him to let him know his niece would be at our house for a week, he said I’m not helping with her. I casually replied no problem. On her second day at our home I bathed her. My son said “I put a towel in the drier for her so she doesn’t catch cold. I’ll bring it to you when her bath is done.” It was a tiny act of empathy but reminded me that the son I know and love is still in there somewhere. Despite the delusions and paranoia he is a sweet person. It was nice to be reminded of his strengths after a year off medication and relapse into psychosis.
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My son has been off his Meds for a year