UPDATE: Mentally ill mother has had a relapse…

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Newbee

It’s okay to say no. Why are they asking you to take her out? What’s the goal here? If it’s to reassure her that her home/pets are okay or something then maybe the best thing is to say no but tell her they’re fine. Maybe offer to bring her some items from home (maybe when you meet with the drs tomorrow) if it would make her more comfortable. If it’s just to get her out a bit and acclimated to regular life, what about taking her to a coffee shop near the hospital or even the hospital cafeteria? The limited amount of time you have … that’s reason enough. Tell her you only have limited time due to work and you don’t want your visit to be stressful/rushed … but you do want to see her and get her out of the hospital a bit … of course, I don’t know if she’d be agreeable. 

Post # 18
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Newbee

I hope your meeting goes well today! I imagine that it will be useful for the hospital staff to know why you don’t feel that your mother is well enought to leave. Maybe that’s just the information they’re looking for.

Many people don’t have family members who visit them or who participate in their care. So I’m surprised that the hospital staff gave you the impression that you should do more. I hope they can address your concerns or even give you some insight into how to handle your mother. I don’t know what to say but wish you well in this difficult situation.

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