It has been very rough year & a half. He cooperated with court for months. but when meds no longer effective he was hopelessly psychotic.(i bailed him out of jail after 21 days the 1st time in Feb,2015.In Aug. 2015 prosecutor & judge refused to help me get involuntary treatment for him.Mental health clinic would not order medication when they jailed him next time.
He was ordered to the state hospital.But to get into State hospital one goes on waiting list.Director of state mandated clinic & staff refused to provide medication that would have brought him to reality.Rule is those who understand reality get in hospital first.
Turned out I got records from clinic & they blamed me for my son’s multiple hospitalizations.It hurt me deeply. I had spent nearly 9 years @ that time putting previous life on hold to do what I thought was best.
I found where his 1st Dr. said we his parents did not want him on medicine.that was a lie.I am a psychiatric nurse & it was clear to me within a short time that medication was very important.
Our son did not want to take medicine & it was difficult to keep him on it. (Many nurses on my job were aware of “mean” approaches from clinic) & somehow I was naive about what could be the outcome.
My son finally got into state hospital & has been railroaded on haldol decanoate 150mg every 28 days. He thought a doctor was lowering the dose instead he just added another drug (seroquel).
He also is diagnosed with a personality disorder. Is there anyone else who has been turned upon by so called professional people? Now he is under state mandated care “911” program.
Nurse does not know that he has a “brain” disorder & complained to me that he is not as sick as others & should ask for what he needs.May be a good goal but many factors make him unreliable on such matters.
Bottom line is I am having trouble knowing when to be involved & when not. Today his primary care nurse practitioner refused to give referral to neurologist.
He told my son he had no symptoms.My son wants to get nutritional (supplemental help that a special neurolgist offers).
I CALLED an administrative person today from out of this county.She promises me a meeting & she trusts director to help resolve things. I fear they will further try to destroy my reputation & continue to disallow treatment he needs.