Saturday, November 29, 2008

Update

Thank you--always, again--for your support and your advice.  Here's a brief update, a happy one.

J has checked into a hospital with a good crisis centre; he's being evaluated as an in-patient for suicidal thoughts. His roommates in Big City brought him in last night after telling him he had to move out, and confronting him about his problems.  At the hospital, he acknowledged his difficulties to the triage nurse and was admitted formally without delay.

So there's help, and there's hope.

Next weekend, Pynchon will be driving to the city, to the former roommate's, to pick up J's things and return them to the storage locker in our city.  We will be contacting J by phone this week.  To see how he's doing on this path that is his to walk, not ours.  We are relieved:  happy that J's Big City friends stepped up to the plate and staged their own intervention, happy that J is finally getting serious medical treatment, happy that the moment of crisis has passed.

And so it's back to living our own lives now.  Relieved.

8 comments:

Assertagirl said...

Oh, that is GREAT news for everyone involved. Thanks for the update, I had been thinking about J.

Omaha Mama said...

Here's hoping that the treatment is effective and he's on his way to well. You hit the nail on the head, it's his path to walk - as difficult a path as it may be.
Have a restful day!

Kyla said...

That worked out well, and quickly, too. I'm glad, not that he's in that situation, but that hopefully there will be a better future in store for him after all of this.

Patti said...

Good news - thanks for the update.

Kate said...

That's so good to hear!

BTW: I'll be making a small donation to CAMH's Gifts of Light in J's honour, and invite other readers touched by this story to do the same.

motherbumper said...

I'm so happy for everyone involved.

Jenifer said...

That is great news, you must be relieved.

ewe are here said...

Wonderful news... I really hope he gets the help he needs to sort out his life.