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Old 02-03-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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He has been on depressions meds for 6 months.
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Yes, but when was he last seen face-to-face by his psychiatrist? When did he last see any physician?

At least in my experience, most psychiatrists do in-person medication checks every month or six weeks or so when someone is first prescribed medications and after that a minimum of once every three months.


Unless someone has been on the same medications a very long time and is stable IMHO it is rare to go six months between psychiatric med checks.

 
Old 02-03-2016, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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He does not have a psychiatrist. He has a PCP and a Head and Neck Oncologist/Surgeon. I don't think he will be able to leave the house anymore without help.

Son and I just told him he was going to a nursing/rehab center if he didn't at least try to help us to care for him and he blew it off. He just does not care. His brother is going to be sending him an email which I will have to print out and show to him because he will no longer read emails from friends or family.

Argh, he is the most recalcitrant person ever.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I am sorry that this is happening.

What is the worse that would happen if you called 911? The worse would be that they would transport him to the hospital and not admit him. But, is that likely? I bet that they would admit him once they saw his weakened condition and that he is not able to keep up his functional daily living skills (keeping clean, etc.)

If he is bleeding from the mouth and nose I would suspect that is something that his doctor would want to evaluate. When was the last time that he saw his doctor and had a complete blood work-up and evaluation?
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He does not have a psychiatrist. He has a PCP and a Head and Neck Oncologist/Surgeon. I don't think he will be able to leave the house anymore without help.

Son and I just told him he was going to a nursing/rehab center if he didn't at least try to help us to care for him and he blew it off. He just does not care. His brother is going to be sending him an email which I will have to print out and show to him because he will no longer read emails from friends or family.

Argh, he is the most recalcitrant person ever.

When was the last time that he saw any doctor in person?

Are you afraid to call 911 for some reason?
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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He is on a 6 month visit schedule with our PCP and his next appointment is in March. He has declined significantly since the last appointment. I have sent a message to her just today.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Call 911. You have to be the decision maker, not your husband. He needs more help than you can give. It's okay to make that decision for him.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:12 PM
 
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What exactly do I say for why I am calling 911? His brother, who works for the World Health Organization (WHO) does not even know what to say. He is working on this with me and trying to help.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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He is on a 6 month visit schedule with our PCP and his next appointment is in March. He has declined significantly since the last appointment. I have sent a message to her just today.
Generally, that means that you take him in every six months for routine checkups. You should always take him in sooner for an in person examination whenever you see problems.

Call 911.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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What exactly do I say for why I am calling 911? His brother, who works for the World Health Organization (WHO) does not even know what to say. He is working on this with me and trying to help.
How about "My husband's health has seriously declined. He is bleeding from the mouth and nose. I am very concerned."


What is the 911 operator going to say "That does not sound so bad. We aren't coming."


IMHO, once the ambulance staff sees him they will take him to the hospital.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I'm going to do this tomorrow.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:27 PM
 
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Generally, that means that you take him in every six months for routine checkups. You should always take him in sooner for an in person examination whenever you see problems.

Call 911.
He is constantly a problem since 2008. I am worn out.
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