Back at the psychiatric hospital

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    difficult child went back in the psychiatric hospital tonight. I called psychiatrist first thing this morning. Surprisingly I hadn't heard back all day and when I had walked in the house and was getting ready to go to the health club the phone rang. It was the psychiatric hospital saying psychiatrist wanted him hospitalized. At the end of the afternoon psychiatrist's nurse tried to call to let me know psychiatrist's plans but I had forgotten to take my cell off of vibrate and missed the call.

    difficult child was upset and didn't want to go but at the same time he was saying he wasn't going he asked if he could bring his hat. When I left I got an "I love you" and a hug.

    Feeling a bit down, yet a bit relieved at the same time. He has just been way too unsafe to be at home or at school.

    I truly am praying this hospitalization helps more than the past one.
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Hugs. I hope this time better things come, and the medication changes are more effective.
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    {{{Hugs}}} I'm glad the psychiatrist took your concerns seriously.
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I'm not surprised and I, too, hope it's better than the last stay.

  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Maybe this time they will not just slap a bandaid on him and send him back home after a few days! I think it's good that he did not truly fight you over going -- protest is one thing, but he seems to have accepted the situation. That to me is a good sign.

    Hang in there, Sharon. I'm hopeful they get it much closer to right for him than they did last time!
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I hope this time helps more than the last one also. I am glad psychiatrist realized the danger he posed to the family, and I hope the psychiatric hospital can really address the problem this time. Please use this as a time to try to recharge for the entire family.

    Many gentle hugs for the whole family.
  8. Im a Believer

    Im a Believer New Member

  9. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Sharon - I'm so sorry. You guys must be drained. I hope psychiatrist and hospital staff are able to get him stabilized. Hugs to you.
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I'm so sorry. It seems to me that you all went through this so very recently.
    It was recent for us and I'm still a bit drained.
    Must be really tough going back; but on the positive side, it sounds like he is not putting up too much resistance.
    You know the extra good to yourself. (hugs).
  11. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Hugs. Being at a crossroads is excruciating. Seems we are always hoping but part of us gets so sad how life turned out.
    Even having a difficult child at 25, I find some stark truths too sad to process. Rest up.
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thank you all-your support means more than I can say.
  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    {{{hugs Sharon}}}