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Comment : Re: How Much Can We Take?
Posted by Annette on Tue 1:15pm 5 October 2004
He was diagnosed at 16. It would be so much better if that was all that he had, but with the addictive personality to go with it, he does stupid stupid things when he discontinures his meds. He's already been convicted of Home Invasion on two other charges. His first trip to jail was 5 weeks before his 18th birthday and he just turned 22. He's been on probation and now has a new felony charge of Home Invasion. He was basically caught in the act by the State Police, so I'm certain he's going away for a long time as a habitual offender.
It's the most horrific, devestating thing in the world. He's an extremely bright, talented, caring person, BUT like all bi-polar people do, he thinks he can get by without the meds, then the addict in him wants to self medicate with other crap, then the idiot with no common sense takes over. I can't even think about it too deeply because I'm afraid I'll start to cry and never stop. I pray for him every day and give him back to God for His care. At least I try to. It's so hard for my moms' heart to Let Go and Let God! My last hope now is that he will be medicated for a long time and become "normal" long enough to finally realize that it's his only choice. That and maybe he can get an education while he's incarcerated. His IQ is over 140!
Thanks for your support!