Originally Posted by Daniel
And I think you should listen to your instincts about this. You've seen what's happened over a long period of time....you know your son's case better than anyone else, right?
Bonnies may indeed be better or the State Hospital. That said- Tdogg is right: you need the imput of more than one 'professional'.
I am so glad to hear that your partner has been a help in all of this: it really is exhausting and traumatizing to deal with this kind of thing. I've seen this up close with my friend who's brother has your son's condition. The family members of anyone with mental illness suffer too. It's hard stuff: and my heart goes out to you.
Technically, I try to be a help to her. She adopted the kids and has had Tony since he was a year old. I've been around for the last nine years. Anita has always fought for all the kids. She is the toughest person I know.
(Sidebar: I know this illness can take strange forms.....for instance....my friend is in charge of his brother's care. He can't send him more than a certain amount of money or he will give it away. And I bet you know what I'm talking about here. Whether it is money or stimulation.......what I hear from you is that your son's environment needs to be carefully managed.....controlled if you will...even though that may look like a 'lack' of stimulation to someone else.
Yep, Yep, Tony has to have someone on top hi mall the time or he won't take his meds. The he gets symptomatic and thinks he is an international spy and wants to run off on missions. Plus, he can get violent.
THAT's why I asked if the caseworker was up on her game. She may be good in many areas, but as far as your son's condition? She may not be educated in that area. You may have to educate her.)
Yep, got to educate these people. It is so frustration. We have to tell the same stuff to every new person. Even though he has reams of paper in his file.