Just returned from ER - Update

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by timer lady, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    kt had a complete & total disconnect this evening resulting in self harming behaviors.

    Suffice it to say kt is home tonight with a severely sprained wrist & possible concussion. After her PRN finally kicked in an admit was off the table. Fine with me - don't care to go that route just yet. Will if I have to - not tonight though. Simply too tired to sit through a 10 admittance process.

    In the meantime, a call was put into psychiatrist & he will be seeing kt on an emergency basis tomorrow. CM was informed of the situation this evening; Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) worker rode with us to the hospital - I sent her home after the medications kicked in for kt.

    Trigger, you ask? Really no clue - have never had a specific trigger from kt when she is at this level.

  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh Linda,
    I'm so sorry. I'm glad the psychiatrist will see her tomorrow. I'm glad she is calm right now. I wish I had more to offer but am sending many gentle hugs and prayers.
  3. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sorry to hear Linda. Hope tomorrow is better.
    Get some rest.
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Hugs, Linda. You will need your rest and strength for tomorrow. You've been through enough today. Good luck to all of you! I'll be thinking about you all day.
  5. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    hugs, and good vibes. Try to get some rest tonight.
  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Sorry. I'm sad that things are spiraling so soon.
  7. Stella Johnson

    Stella Johnson Active Member

    Sorry to hear that. Was really hoping the honeymoon period would last longer.

  8. BestICan

    BestICan This community rocks.

    I'm so sorry to hear what you're dealing with! But it really seems like your team is working together. It's a sad situation but I'm really impressed with how very capable and on top of things you sound. Three cheers for you and all my best for a better day tomorrow!
  9. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    My heart sank when I saw the title of this thread. I'm so rooting for KT to function well at home.

    I'm impressed with the coordination of her team. Catch your breath and get some rest.

  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I must say I am impressed by the team you have working for her. I was hoping this would last longer as well... sorry she is suffering still. Please get some rest and your family can start over again in the morning. Sending good thoughts and strength.
  11. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    What an ordeal. Hope you can get some rest.
  12. oceans

    oceans New Member

    Wow- so sorry. I hope that things will come together soon, and kt starts feeling better!
  13. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Sorry, it must be heartbreaking. {{{Hugs}}}
  14. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I'm hoping for a better day today as well. As I tucked kt into bed last night I reminded her that tomorrow is a new day with new choices to be made. I cannot be sure how aware she was of the "antics" of last night. kt will likely share this with therapist at day treatment today.

    I do believe the honeymoon is over; funny how quickly these things fly.

    Will follow up with psychiatrist, therapist, crisis team, & mental health case manager today - most of this will be to further fine tune the crisis plan & response time.

    Thanks all for the well wishes & such. I'm going to consider this just a bump in the road.
  15. I'm so sorry, Linda.

    Lets just hope that this is just a blip and that things will go forward from here.

    Prayers and hugs for you and kt.

  16. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style='font-size: 14pt'> <span style='font-family: Georgia'> <span style="color: #663366"> it does sound like *the plan* worked well.

    poor kt...& you.

    </span> </span> </span>
  17. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I'm so sorry!!! You are doing everything you possibly can for kt!!! I think you handled the situation well.

    I'm glad the medications kicked in and kt was able to remain at home last night. Now I know why you need to catch up on your sleep!!!

    Hopefully, today will be a better day as kt was calm this morning before school. I know you'll update us when you can...

    Sending cyber hugs. WFEN :flower:
  18. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

  19. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Aw, Linda- breaks my heart. Sending you and ktbug gentle hugs and strong thoughts for a better day today.
  20. Alisonlg

    Alisonlg New Member

    Oh Linda! I'm so sorry to hear what you went through. Just a bump in the road...great outlook! :smile:

    :::big hugs:::