What do I do? I am sick in bed. Mom's doctor wrote order yesterday to admit mom to behavioral unit for running around in the highway screaming. She's been crazy for over a year. The doctor who wrote the order said to me, "at least 5 to 7 days". She agreed to go voluntarily. They were supposed to do an MR angiogram, back out her 16 meds and reintroduce any she really needs, do therapy, etc. She went in yesterday. This morning she left message, "I hate it here." At noon she left msg, "They're letting me go. I have to come back tomorrow to pick up a prescription. The doctor will call you."
Friends, I am exhausted and I've been sick and crying for three days. I can't go get her. I don't want to call the psych unit because I'm afraid it will start some kind of "safe to discharge" ball rolling. I want to turn my phone off.
If she's telling the truth, why wouldn't they keep her and stick to the plan??