Day To Day Living - Schizophrenia: The Perspective of a Father & Brother-in-Law

February 17, 2008

Day To Day Living

That's what I have decided to do, live each day one at a time, sometimes it isn't good to plan ahead unless what you have going on is a regular occurence. Of course, you can't make plans when you deal with two schizophrenics for at any time they could do anything and you wouldn't see it coming. Here's a good example:
The brother-in-law can be sleeping one moment and in the next he could be going to the bathroom, lighting up one of the three packs of cigarettes he smokes daily or drinking the pitchers of tea he makes frequently. It's no wonder he can't sleep for all the caffeine he consumes, I can't drink his tea for he makes it so strong it stains plastic tumblers and glasses. He makes it the way his mother taught him but the one difference is he uses more tea bags than she did and not enough water. The way I make it is with a coffee maker and the proper amount of bags. What a difference. Lately his health has been really going downhill, it wouldn't surprise me if he ends up in assisted living, it's getting so he can barely care for himself anymore. He can barely walk and his speech is slurred. We still feel he hasn't found the right medical team to care for him at the VA. As for the son he is still determined to find another job preferably full-time and more money on the hour too. There's always hope, as for the wife, nothing new to report. Later. -30-

February 17, 2008

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