Well I posted my story the other day about my husband being diagnosed with paranoid SZ…he seemed to be as normal as one can be 3 weeks ago. He has never been diagnosed with any other mental illness and has been in serious denial. He still thinks people are to get him/ set him up. He has been in the hospital for 6 days now not understanding why he is there and believes it’s all part of “their” plan to get him.
THIS morning I received a Voice mail from his sister saying that he has escaped the hospital and that if I find him, keep him calm and call the cops. I PANICKED!!!
I return her call and she informed me that they found him on the other side of town. He told them that a male doctor wearing glasses came in his room this morning and told him he was going to a psych ward and this is why he left. He was frightened that they were after him so his sister and mom take him to McDonalds. While him and his mom were at the counter ordering, his sister went in the bathroom to call the cops. When they arrive they talk to him calmly and let him know that he can either go to jail or back to the hospital for help. So he willingly went back to the hospital. Now they are taking different measures and will be keeping him restrained to the bed and heavily sedated!
What do I do now? Do I continue to see him up there or do I back up until he at least is admitted to the state hospital?
I know that nobody can really tell me what I need to do, however we all have something in common here so I really appreciate the comments and advice I receive here…thanks again for taking the time to read this.