Posted by wishingstar on January 1, 2007, at 10:14:17
In reply to to you all, posted by Kath on December 31, 2006, at 16:25:06
It sounds like he's doing pretty well, especially considering they dont even have him a room! It will definitely go uphill from where he's at now I think. A room of his own and some privacy will be a big step up. And I'm sure they will have activities up on the psych floor. I'll tell you what they had us doing when I was in the hospital a few months ago. Maybe it'll be similar. We met with the psychaitrist every day, had group sessions 3 times a day, and had crafts once a day. Then the people who had been there longer and "could be trusted" got to go out on a walk around the hospital or outside. There were also always a million people who wanted to talk to you - social workers, occupational therapists, etc etc. Much better than sitting in the emergency dept. Every hospital is different, but I'm sure theyll have some sort of schedule.
Again, I'm glad your son is getting help and is safe. That's the most important thing.