Monday, August 31, 2009

Treatment

Ever since my MIL mentioned the possibility of JD being hospitalized, I've been turning it over and over in my mind. Maybe JD needs more than just a change in medication and to find a part-time job. Maybe he needs to go to an inpatient treatment center for depression and chronic pain.

Or, maybe I watch too much "Intervention."

I broached the possibility with JD this morning over a quick phone call; just to say that it was something that I had thought about this weekend, and maybe we should look into it. He was indifferent, but said that right now, he's indifferent about everything, so maybe he's not the best judge. I said that what we're doing right now, obviously isn't working, so even if we decide this isn't the right thing for him and for us, at least we should look into it.

So, I looked up a couple of places online and now I'm at work worrying something that I never have before about JD's behavior -- whether or not he's suicidal right now, and whether he'll try to hurt himself while I'm not around.

16 comments:

Melis.sa said...

I'll be praying for JD.

Lorza said...

Oh dear. That is such a tough roll to be in. As a nurse I would be worried about the indifference. I know he has Aspergers, and I am not as well of educated of that- so that may play some in his indifference. If it is markedly different than his usual personality you would obviously know.

I will send some prayers for you, and the safety of John Dear.

<3

annacyclopediaisworkingonit said...

I'm praying for both of you, my friend, that you each find what you need to get through this. Nobody should have to think about these things, and I'm so sorry you're facing this right now.

Melissa G said...

Thinking of you both.

VA Blondie said...

Both of you are in my thoughts.

Megan said...

You are in my thoughts. Good luck.

JJ said...

Thinking of you both, sweetie...

Lin said...

Thinking of you both. We were very near that point with my husband a few years ago for his depression. It's so hard in so many ways. Luckily, we were able to manage his issues at home with medicine changes, but it was so close.

(((HUGS))) and prayers to you both!

noswimmers said...

Oh sweetie, that is so hard...I can't imagine. I'll be thinking about you and JD.

xoxo

Hillary said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you.

meinsideout said...

Thinking of you.

SassyCupcakes said...

*hug* It sounds like maybe the treatment center could be the way to go. I'm so sorry that you're even having to think about stuff like this. I hope that things get better soon.

becomingwhole said...

It is very hard to deal with seriously depressed people. My older sis has bipolar disorder and has been hospitalized for being depressed (as well as manic, but that's not your problem). So sorry. I know you must both be in a lot of pain, and so much falls on you.

nancy said...

Oh gosh. Are you talking about this with JD? I'm scared for him and you - maybe it would help him to know you are worried about him hurting himself? I had a friend who was suicidal and when he was talked to about it with his wife, he said that promising her he wouldn't hurt himself until he got his next appointment is the only thing that stopped him from actually doing it. Let him know you are there for him.

I wish I had some better advice. We're hear to listen though. ~hugs~

LJ said...

Wow. So scary for both of you - let me know if you need anything at all.

~Jess said...

Lots of prayers for JD...It sounds like the treatment center might not be a bad idea...especially if he's so apathetic toward everything. *hugs*