Spent most of the day going over Son’s meds, writing down the dosage, which doctors prescribed them and which do what. Another part of the day was spent combing through GP’s who are accepting Medi-cal patients. So far it’s a bust– it’s like being rejected when they say they won’t take you on. You can only take so much of that in a day. But after all was said and one, I got Son set up with the Rheumatologist, the Psychologist and the Psychiatrist.
It’s hard with Son being on these strong drugs with nasty side effects. You can’t tell if the slurred speech and confusion is because of the meds or because Son took something in addition. I have no proof Son is lying when he says he is taking nothing but the prescribed stuff, but Husband doesn’t believe it at all. Every time Son falls asleep or slurs his words, Husband confronts and accuses him. I don’t know if that is right or wrong, but I dislike that approach. But I’m afraid Husband is right, and Son has added something herbal to his regimen. He doesn’t have the same symptoms from one day to the next, and he was doing much better last week!
How am I supposed to keep him sober while I do all this stuff. And I do it because no one else will. How much effort should I put in? Shouldn’t I do everything I can? Or is this too much? I only know it’s wearing on me this week. I need to set up a couple of doctor appointments for myself that I just haven’t had the time to take care of that. It’s amazing how tired you can get just slogging through crap like this.