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My beautiful sister ***self harm trigger***

Posted by cactus on September 16, 2007, at 1:02:53

I was at work on Friday when I got this overwhelming urge to message my sister. She has been in a bad place lately, not being able to go to work etc....
Anyway I get a message back from her say I'm really bad I think I need to go to hospital. I asked her what had happened and she said she has starting cutting again on wed and today she had beaten herself up and slashed her legs with a knife. I raced straight home from work to find her arm blown up to the size of her leg. She said she tried to break it by punching it but it looked like she had taken a baseball bat to it and she had punched herself so hard in the face that she had bruised her jaw bone and I didn't want to see the cuts. So I took her straight to the hospital where it took 4 hours for a psych assessment, which lasted 20 mins. Not by a pdoc mind you but a T and a psych nurse, who said she was fine then put her back into emergency for and x-ray of her arm to see if it was broken. Another 2 hours later they sent her on her merry way. I WAS FURIOUS!!!! If she has been on lexapro 20mg and 150mg of seroquel for 4 months this should never have happened. Mind you her personal pdoc thinks she is Bipolar II so why the hell is she on lexapro in the first place. By this stage it was too late to do anything else except take her home. I rang my pdoc the next day who is in charge of psychiatry at a major hospital right near us (which I didn't know, because I see him privately) and he was disgusted and said you should have bought her here. So I rang them, they got her assessment sent over and said the only thing they could do was get the emergency numbers for her clinic because her pdoc is away on holidays, and he never left her emergency numbers for a crisis. I finally got her to call one of them by about 5pm Saturday arvo and she is going to see him this week and want's her off the lexapro ASAP. Why the f*ck wouldn't anyone let her see a pdoc. VENT OVER!!!!! I have just finally stablised on 150mg of zoloft and 2mg of clonazepam for the first time in my life. I'm sooooo stressed out




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