Many of our children became sick very young. My son was 15. He has a psychotic NOS diagnosis just like you, and at one time, I think that was correct. He had insight and he would take his meds, accept treatment, etc. He has a wonderful doctor who would work with us so that we could change dosages or meds quickly and keep him at home.
Now, my son is 27. Over the past year, I’ve seen lots of changes in him, so I think his disease is progressing. His insight is now gone, and I believe he now has a symptom called Anosognosia.
This is where he can’t see that he has a problem no matter how bizarre his delusions are. People with this condition are not in denial, they’re not being stubborn, they have a real problem in their brain that means they CAN’T see their symptoms. No amount of logic will change that, so in this case, talking about it to specialists wouldn’t necessarily help.
At this point, we’re doing whatever we can to keep him on his meds, retain his trust, and keep him safe until the right treatment kicks in.
I get your point, but “mommy & daddy sniveling in the next room” is an extremely poor choice of words.
So is enabling.
That implies that we’re weak, and that we’re not fighting, and that our children (or other family members) have chosen this life in some way. I don’t think that’s true at all. He wants to be able to work, he wants more than anything to move out and be independent. In fact, that desire is what’s fueling his current delusions.
I think that the parents here are incredibly brave, that we’ll go to any lengths that we can to help our kids, and I, personally, think it’s amazing that my son is even alive considering the things he goes through. If it was me, maybe I wouldn’t be. I think you’re brave too to face your illness head on like you have.
I’m not trying to give you a hard time, just give you a peak at the other side.
I hope you continue to have insight into your illness and never become resistant to accepting treatment.Unfortunately, you are the exception. Many people who don’t have the support we give our children end up homeless, without treatment, and living a horrible life. I don’t want that for my son - to be honest, I’d rather see him dead than live out his life like that. So, if that’s enabling, then I guess I am.