I’ve known that my wife’s mother and several of her aunts and uncles have schizophrenia, but she has never shown any of those signs. Just a little anxiety. Last month, my wife’s grandfather had an accident an ended up in a coma. She and my 3 year old daughter flew there so she could be with him. He ended up passing after a few days and my wife had her first mental break. She ended up calling the police after barricading herself in a room in her grandmothers house and told them there was blood all over the house and people were trying to kill her. I flew there, managed to get her out, and attempted to fly home with her. We made it more than halfway to a connecting flight, where we had an unexpected delay. We ended up leaving before the flight because she started yelling at people saying that they were following her. I didn’t want her to end up back in a facility out of state again.
We make it home, and I think that will help her, but it has since escalated out of control. It went from her thinking people from the hospital she was in half a country away were going to kill her, to people in our attic, to finally my 19 year old from my first marriage wanting to kill her. And apparently she has found religion in a very hysterical way. She has been making my kids repeat her a lot, and making them get on their knees and pray several times. I wouldn’t think this that big of a deal except some of the things she says, such as god is good, god is great, he saves all the children from rape and sodomy to my 9 and 3 year old. I work nights, and am thankful my 19 year old is home with them, but scared she is going to do something crazy to my oldest while in her mind she thinks she is being attacked.
She was very carried away yesterday running around naked and having full one sided conversations, and I ended up calling the police to ask them what I could do. They said they would send a unit out to talk with me. I told her she need to get dressed, that I had an officer coming to talk to me and she freaked out. She packed her clothes, and wanted to go, said she had had enough of this relationship. While she waiting outside, a truck pulled up and this couple who neither of us know start taking to her. Told her they would take her to a shelter. She ran back in and tried to take my 3 year old out the door with strangers. The cops showed up a few minutes later, and she ended riding with them to the hospital. I ended up signing a 3rd party affidavit stating I felt unsafe. And she went into a hospital.
I let her talk to the kids tonight, and she told them she was getting out tomorrow. I don’t know if that is true or not, the nursing staff told me she would be in there for 3 to 4 days. She did not fill out the form for me to information, so the place she was taken wouldn’t give me any information. My father-in-law told me she called him and asked to clear out a room for her because I didn’t want her to come back. I love my wife, and was hoping they would hold her there until she was stable. Truth is, I am scared for my kids if she comes back here. And if she goes there, I am scared she will try to come and take them. I feel so much panic! I don’t know what to do.