Hi my brother is 34, he was diagnosed this past friday night with Pneumonia via CT scan showing a mass in his lungs. His delusions tell him he was electro shocked and that he doesn’t have pneumonia. He has an answer for everything so I cant logically get him to accept the Pneumonia, he said he took the first dose of antibiotics but he hasnt improved much and hes suppose to take a second dose but refuses.
I am his only sibling and I signed up for Family to Family course at NAMI, I just dont know how to overcome his delusions now that they are stronger. Hes high functioning, and was never admitted to a hospital and isnt violent. I cant get him into treatment at all. Im so stuck and now I have to worry about his lungs collapsing.