Friday, December 16, 2011

Frustrated Mom

Daughter and I had a good evening yesterday. She talked about some of her feelings. I can help when she's willing to talk about her feelings. I talked about the things she needs to do to get and keep a job. I reminded her that no place is perfect, and she needs to learn how to deal with frustrating situations, because she will always face them.
When she left this morning, there were some genuine tears-- she misses living at home. I was pleased with the way this visit went, and hoped maybe we'd turned a corner. Then she called this evening. They are out of her antipsychotic. The pharmacy is closed until Monday. The Christmas Open House is Sunday, and I was planning on having her with me all day and taking her to her program on Monday. I am dreading what being off her antipsychotic will do to her. I'm a frustrated mom. I just want to cry. I told Daughter to have whoever is on meds call me. That was 3 hours ago. I think they may be avoiding me. That may be a smart thing to do....


Miz Kizzle said...

That's not good. Can another pharmacy supply you with a few pills on an emergency basis? Does her psychiatrist have any suggestions? I would call him/her and see if anything can be done.
I'm surprised that the nurse at the group home didn't notice the supply was running low.

Reverend Mom said...

I just sent off an email that included all the team members whose email addresses I have, including case managers, house manager, nurse, therapist, and program manager.

They have delegated nursing-- select staff members are trained to dispense medications. The nurse oversees a number of different group homes. I don't have access to the psychiatrist over the weekend. I'm just supposed to admit her if there is a crisis over the weekend. That's what I'm trying to avoid.