I admitted Daughter to the psych unit in Big City this evening. She had an appointment with Therapist this afternoon, and I told her I was concerned she needed to be hospitalized. Less than 5 questions into her assessment it was clear she needed to be hospitalized. The voices are growing stronger, and when she asked Daughter about her ability to resist them, Daughter began to cry and said she was afraid she couldn't continue to resist. During last night's rage, the voices were telling her to strangle me.
Therapist called Psychiatrist and talked to her nurse. Nurse talked to Psychiatrist. Psychiatrist ordered a direct admission. I hate leaving her there. The nurse on the unit explained to me why they couldn't control her diet or follow her insulin program. I explained to nurse that if Daughter's blood sugar was running sky high they wouldn't be able to determine if high blood sugars, too much medication, or severe depression were causing her lethargy. I suggested that would not be helpful. They decided maybe they could find a dietitian after all.
Her appointment with Therapist was at 3:00. I got home at 8:40. I'm a little bit tired tonight. That's an understatement.