My son was continuing to struggle in his newest living setting. There is 24-hr nursing care, and they were dealing with it, but everyone was concerned that he continued to have problems with delusions and psychosis and mood swings.
On some of his hospital stays, he had received Geodon injections. He has for a while been asking to be put on Geodon. I finally approached the doctor, and asked if it might be added as a prn for him, and the doctor agreed. The staff saw positive results, and it has been added to his meds twice a day.
Although still having delusional and psychotic thoughts, I see improvement in mood, and also in his thought processes becoming more organized.
Lesson learned - LISTEN - sometimes our loved ones have insight, maybe not into their illness, but at least into how they feel, and can direct us toward what will work.