(Closed) FI is staying in the hospital for longer – ugh

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry you are feeling so frazzled. Have a long hot bath, then sit with a cup of herbal tea.

Post # 4
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@nyscpa2be:  Possibly stupid/too invasive question, but Risperidal is not a drug  for low protein levels, so is he on it for the indicated cause? They should/most likely are doing something else for his low protein levels than giving him that particular drug. I am so sorry you are frazzled and having to deal with all this! Hospital stays are never fun. I am all for long hot baths and something to treat yourself. 

Post # 6
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@nyscpa2be:  Sorry, not to be nosy, I’m just in psych nursing classes, we just started talking about these illnesses and I recognized the drug! From what I understand, getting those meds right can be a tough row to hoe but it is considerably better once they do!! I am so glad he is getting the treatment he needs!!

Post # 7
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@chasesgirl:  Coming from a pharmaceutical background, some drugs bind very tightly to proteins circulating in your blood, called plasma proteins (usually serum albumin). When they are bound, they are circulating in the blood. Risperdal binds at 90% to these proteins. I’m not sure of its exact mechanism of action, but chances are that the low protein might be causing it to be metabolized and excreted too fast and not work.

Post # 8
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Oh gosh, totally understandable why you’re stressed.

Good ideas PPs. A glass of wine with the warm bath should do the trick. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sending good thoughts your way.

Post # 9
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I saw your other post and wanted to pass along some information.  The national alliance on mental illness (http://www.nami.org/) has great resources for families and individuals with mental illness, its a great organization.  Also, the book Surviving Schizophrenia by E. Fuller Torrey is one of the best books ever written about schizophrenia, it has the most updated science plus it shares the experiences of people with schizophrenia.  Hope this helps. 

Post # 12
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve never had to deal w/ my partner being in the hospital (knock on wood), but he has had to deal w/ me being sick. I’ve got some chronic health issues, and this past summer they thought I had a minor stroke (I didn’t, but it was still a somewhat minor issue) and spent a few days in teh hospital. I had the flu a few weeks ago and had to stay overnight. My partner is a nurse, so sometimes I think it’s worse when I’m sick b/c he feels like he shoudl be there doing more. He’s at work and I just texted asking how he deals when I’m in the hospital. he said he plays video games, takes an extra hot shower, walks the dogs and plays with them, picks up a random magazine (he likes the special issues of National Geographic that focus on nature), etc. he said he does anything that keeps his mind busy. Last time he wanted to go see a dumb movie, but then he didn’t b/c he says that he would have felt “guilty” going to the movies when I couldn’t go. Honestly, when I’m sick at teh hospital, he spends a lot of time there. He also does a ton of housework – I come home and the place is spotless and all the laundry is done and put away.

Definitely take care of yourself too! 

Post # 13
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can imagine the toll it has you.  I work at a psychiatric hospital and I see what it does to family members.  It’ll be tough for him to be in the hospital, but it’s so worth it right now.  I wish you two the best of luck.  Please PM me if you would like to.

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