My daughter had an eventful day today at the hospital, she called this morning very upset. She told me that one staff member "put his hands on her". She said she wasn't being restrained, she felt it was retaliation for a comment she had made about another staff member. She said that one of the younger staff members there is a gang member and he makes inappropriate comments to some of the girls. She said he makes sexual comments to them. She asked me not to make any complaints about him until she was discharged so it wont be uncomfortable for her. I do believe her, if she was lying just to get out of the hospital she wouldn't have asked me to wait to say something until she was discharged. That being said, her track record isn't so great in the "truth" department. So, I try not to put too much stock into what she says about the staff members as we have had this problem several times in the past. So, the doctor calls and briefly tells me about the incident that supposedly happened this morning. He said that it was investigated and of course unfounded. He called to get my permission to change her medications, she will be taking 80mgs of Geodon in the morning as well as at bedtime, and 100mgs of Trazadone for sleep. They are titrating down on the Lexapro and adding Lithium. He says she is hypomanic and has paranoid ideation. This is true, she has been paranoid for the last few months. She thinks everyone is always looking at her, we are all making gestures to each other about her, she thinks strangers look at her funny....stuff like that. I disagreed with the Lithium, I dont like that drug. She was on it a few years ago for about 6 months and it made no difference in her life whatsoever. It is so bad for the liver and requires blood draws regularly that she just wont comply with when she comes home. So he says he will give it to her for a couple of days to stabilize her and then transition her to Lamictal. Does this sound like a normal protocol or is this nuts?? I mean can she really be stabilized in a couple of days on Lithium? Then be put on Lamictal? I just dont think that makes sense. I feel like they are just drugging her up so they dont really have to deal with her. My sister went to see her today and she was very lethargic and sleepy. Her hands were shaking as well. My sister also said they doubled up on her Trazadone. Doesn't that sound like alot of medications? I am going to call the doctor tomorrow and get an exact list of her medications as welll as the mgs. I am just not comfortable with this decision. What do you think? Thanks in advance.