Sorry about the latest reply. working 2 jobs and trying to stay above water.
The guardianship process with me was like death. but I am glad I have it now.
Started the petition with my lawyer back in May /2016. Paid my lawyer about $2200 to get an emergency Guardianship. My son stopped taking meds and would not agree to injection and wanted to avoid him getting sick again. It was very stressful when the person from Court served him the paper at my home and he was reading the court document with a claim of him being incapacitated.
I felt that I am stepping on him with my feet and felt so guilty. he cried a lot like a baby and I prayed so hard and ask my Lord: why did I get to this point !!
I love my son and I am very proud of him and he was doing above average while he was in College and working and had friends. it was 3 years ago and now, I have to smash him under my feet.
I almost cancelled the Guardianship but I told myself, He is so sick and he needs help and if I cancel the guardianship, how will I help him. this will give me some rights!
When I present the Guardianship document in ER couple times when My son was with me in May and he was symptomatic ER Doctor said that as long as he is taking his meds, they will not keep him in Hospital and locked him against his will and also, he would act very nice with hospital doctor and they get convinced that he is not symptomatic…
My son left to California for a court hearing last June and he was very hard serving him over there in California for the final guardianship order.
He become homeless in July and in and out of different hospitals and jail until December 19/2017 where is currently Hospitalized.
I kept contacting various people in Santa Clara court system and public defender office and DA office and Politician and asking help to conserve my Son.
The guardianship helped me in dealing with the hospital staff where he is currently at now. He is still very sick when I speak to him. he took monthly injection of ABILIFY twice but he would not take oral pills and they are not able to force him to take oral pills on daily basis.
The locked facility where he will be taking to requires that he takes on oral meds because they are short staffed and they do not have enough resources to deal with daily injections…
His social worker said that he may need a higher level of care where he will be forced to take oral pills. He mention California State hospital. I am worried about him going to State Hospital and him being overdose!
Taking one day at a time and keep praying for him to accept oral meds where he is now…
Overall the Guardianship will hlep. it also helped me to get him the Social security benefits and student loans forgiveness and other financial matters…
Praying for you Mom4Ever to make the right decision for your son.