Monday, January 14, 2008
Another Year Has Passed
We got Kyle assistance. Got his hospital bills paid. Got him food stamps (which he's trading for drugs). Got him medical and psychiatric care including prescription care. He is taking Lamictal, Risperdal, and another I'm not familiar with for anxiety. We got his first Disability rejection (which was expected, nobody makes it on the first round.)
He spent a week in the psych ward at a hospital. He didn't get along well with the exprience. When he got out it was 3 or 4 days before he started drinking and using drugs again.
He's drunk almost always. He's high almost constantly. He is supposed to go tomorrow to the day program at a local agency specializing in mental health. He said he was going, but he disappeared an hour or so ago. Door slammed, no more Kyle. Hopefully he's back at 8:00 AM.
His medication has helped significantly in some ways. He hasn't exploded at all. But he still can't sleep. And he still drinks and gets high. As much as he drinks it's just a matter of time until we'll lose him. Without a change in direction soon, It's pretty much inevitable.
So things are not as bad in some ways, and much worse in others. We check on him every morning to make sure he's still alive. Things are very scary right now.
Hopefully it's not a year until our next update.