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My twelve year old has had a psychotic break. I am terrified!

Posted by @lain59, Jun 12, 2012

It has been four days. His doctor has not called me back. He had a total psychotic break, my son, Tristan. My adolescent sons, Nicholas and Tristan and I are all Bipolar. We have dire finacial problems.
My son is not getting better! He just threw up because he saw fish eyes staring at him in the mirror. Help please! How long will this last? His school had been horrid, really nasty to him, and my husband had been too, as well to me. CPS is investigating because of this and the fact my husband (after Tristan threw up last month) told him he should not take his medicine. He over ruled me until he went on a trip. No before that. I got Tristan to a doctor, who put him on Zantac, and all was well. Then, the day before his birthday, five days after he had been steadily taking his medicine, I had bought his favorite doughnut and put the numbers twelve in candles on it. He broke. He was seeing horrible faces, hearing terrible, guttural moans, etc. He clung to me as he begged to go to the hospital for the first time with his eyes closed.
Can he get better? I am terrified!!!

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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 12, 2012

Hello Lain59,
Is this situation so bad that perhaps you should take him to your local emergency room? Also, I would not wait so many days for the doctor to call back. Does he or she have an administrative assistant who can page him/her?
And, the answer to your question, is YES he can get better but he needs appropriate and quality care. If, he is asking to go the ER/Hospital, I would take him ASAP because psychosis can be very scary for the person.
Today, there are wonderful medications for psychosis and new ones are being developed on a consistent basis. There is hope… I know people with psychotic disorders with college degrees that work full-time so please don’t think that your child’s future is wasted. There may be more bumps in the road but if you get him the proper assistance he should improve.
Best of luck to you…
Rox


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Posted by @lain59, Jun 12, 2012

Hello, how strange, Roxe. my name is Roxanne. Tristan is in the hospital and has been for four days. I cannot think. I am sorry. I am freaking and have been crying since eight. He is on all the meds, Abilify, Lamictal…but he did not take them for a week due to acid reflux and other things. He was taking them for a full week. Then he collapsed.


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 12, 2012

Hi,
Check out this video..hope it’s helpful


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Posted by @piglit, Jun 13, 2012

Hi lain59. This is such a difficult time for you. Your son will get the care that he needs in hospital and just keep the faith sweetie, things will get better for you. I always say just to take fairy steps one at a time. Your’e in my thoughts and i’m always here if you need to talk. Take care Piglit


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 12, 2012

Hi Roxanne,
I am glad that he is in the hospital. It sounds like the best place for him right now. As a mother, I cannot tell you not to cry because you must be emotionally exhausted. I feel better when I cry so just let it out. Also, try considering joining some type of support group for mother’s so you can get additional support. Things right now are chaotic but with the proper treatment he should be alright. There is nothing that you did wrong. You should not be so hard on yourself dear. The fact that you got him the help that he needed tells me that you love your children. Just try to be patient and let the medications kick in. Also, try to be very conscientious about medications and learn as much as you can about whatever medications your son is receiving.
Lamictal can have a severe allergic reaction in the form of a rash. Ask a lot of questions when given the opportunity. You are in my thoughts and have faith that Tristan will get better.
Hugs,
Rox


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Posted by @lain59, Jun 12, 2012

Thanks! Yes, I am very, very careful about meds. Tris and I take Foculin but when Nicholas went on it he nearly died. I watched for the rash. I am trying to stop crying and be cheerful for the sake of Nick. I am completely a ditz right now. I must write a paper for college. My Jap Chin has seizures, my Germen Shepherd nearly died for no reason, my Border was poisoned…All this year. BUt…things can be good too. I so hope also we will not lose the house.


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Posted by @lain59, Jun 13, 2012

I have been feeling suffocated too. I went into a mania and crashed into depression after talking to more than twenty people whilst multi tasking, then Rob told me I could not be close to my sons, and other things that were wrong with me…I could never be myself. Some troll at the hospital snubbed me so I further crashed. A ‘friend’ told me how glad her mother was that I hadn’t called and then proceeded to talk for quite sometime of her troubles in renovating her condo and moving her mother…she basically said she had it rough and big deal about Tristan…so I felt stupid and a babbling loser. I kept waking freaking dreaming Robert divorced me and kidnapped the children.
Tristan threw up again this morning. They never covered the mirror in his bathroom!
So, I have been so stressed about him being at that hospital, him coming home. Nicholas has decided Dad is now completely good. I had told Rob that I realized we had kept him out of the family forgetting why. He is an abusive person and we did it for protection. Now, Nicholas is telling his father EVERYTHING. So, his father is furious with me for not hiding myself. Nick is also showing signs of wear.
Why cannot that person realize the children and I have Bipolar Disorder, ARE affected dangerously by his abuse, and why does he continue to not accept me and feel I am Toxic?


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Posted by @piglit, Jun 13, 2012

hi lain59 so sorry that you are having such a really hard time of things my sweetie. Have you anyone else that can help you other family friends maybe even see if a counsellor can help you and talk with you. You have so many things to deal with at the present time. Sometimes whenwe are overwhelmed as you are everything spirals down as it has with you. Litlle fairy steps sweetie, on hour at a time. Please know that i am here anytime you need to talk Taake care Piglit


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 13, 2012

Hi,
How are things going for you and your son? I hope everything is getting better.
Hugs,
Rox


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Posted by @lain59, Jun 15, 2012

I have a therapist but I take him aback. Not really many friends and my family is dangerous!
Take care,
Lain


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Posted by @lain59, Jun 14, 2012

He is much, much worse. He told me all. He has learnt from the older kids how to fake it. I asked him how he was and he said “Bad, bad, bad. There are terrible, terrible things in my brain mommy. Please never ask to see them. I hear things, the shadows come out and touch me, what is that knocking, can YOU hear that, I have deju vu…I don’t know what is real or not. Am I on a new drug that is causing this?” and more. The staff knew naught of this!!!! How will he recover? He is coming home this morning!
Robert still believe that Bipolar is not real!!!!!!!! Tristan needs to have a talking to for hiding form him…Fuck that!


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 14, 2012

Hi Lain,
I am so sorry. Perhaps, you can take him somewhere else. Please don’t give up. The voices can some times instruct people to do horrible things and treatment is essential. Please, get him help elsewhere if you are not happy with the care that he has been getting.
You and your family are in my prayers….
Hugs,
Rox


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Posted by @piglit, Jun 14, 2012

Hi lain your in my prayers too .Rox is so right you do need to get him in somehwere to get him the help he needs, Try to stay strong my dear Here if you need us anytime Piglit


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 15, 2012

hang in there and have faith that all will be okay…
Rox


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Posted by @roxie43, Jun 15, 2012

Hoping things are improving …be good to yourself because he needs you to be strong.
Hugs

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