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Alexys has relapsed..

Posted By: cathryn

Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 06:59 AM

Im asking y'all for your prayers for my daughter.

She ia currently experiencing a phsychotic episode.

She had to be hospitalized last night.

The last 4 or 5 days shes been having issues.

Ive been in contact with her doctor and he prescribed something for her to sleep and help with the delusions but it didn't.

She came to me yesterday and told me she needed to go to the hospital.

The voices were bad and that she had thought about killing herself yesterday morning.

She went in for an evaluation and they admitted her.

I wasn't surprised.

Please Pray for her.

I dont understand why she has to go through this..shes 16..she had plans for design school and now she can't get past the 9th grade.

I fell so sorry for her and I feel helpless.and useless.

Ive done everything and taken her to every doctor I can and shes still hospitalized.

Things had been really good since she got out of the hospital.

Then the rug gets jerked out from under you.

If y'all are reading this and think mental illness is a big bunch of BS please don't post..

I live it everyday and it has all but destrpyed my little girl and its working on the rest of the family.

Ita definitely real and I Pray that not even my worst enemy has to ever go through what my little girl is experiencing
Posted By: pcr2

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 07:03 AM

boy do i understand and will beg god for a resolution for a normal life for all.
Posted By: James

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 07:04 AM

So sorry to hear about that, Cathryn. I think mental illness often strikes people in their mid to late teens.

I hope she has a good psychiatrist, someone who can prescribe the right meds, if indicated.

Sending prayers and good wishes to her, and you.

Jim
Posted By: Poorcoon

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 07:45 AM

I feel really bad about that. . And I'm going to send a prayer for her.
Posted By: Feedinggrounds

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 07:54 AM

Having a brother that growing up had problems, I will humbly and gladly offer up my prayers for your daughter. Prayers for you also Cathryn.
Posted By: Leary Sink

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 09:48 AM

Sending prayers
Posted By: John Houben

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 10:23 AM

Cathryn, Mary Lou and I will be lifting you guys up in prayer and will ask that Alexys be added to our church prayer chain. Know we're just over the hill if you need any help.
Posted By: swamp

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 10:36 AM

Sending prayers for your daughter and family !!!
Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 10:38 AM

prayers sent
Posted By: mississippiposse

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:03 AM

Prayers sent
Posted By: Green Bay

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:30 AM

Sorry to hear this. Peace to you during the hard time.
Posted By: bobsheedy

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:40 AM


Prayers sent.
Posted By: Finster

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:44 AM

In our prayers
Posted By: Cragar

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:47 AM

Prayers sent
Posted By: Crit-R-Dun

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:49 AM

A message of hope: This could be a very long post, but to make it bearable to read I'll spare you the war and peace version. We are a high functioning family with no history of mental illness. We began seeing very concerning signs with our daughter by the age of 12 finding writings and diagrams of suicidal ideation. From there an unimaginable approximately 6 year journey of extreme self harm, drug abuse, suicide attempts, eating disorders and incarceration in youth mental health institutions. With extensive treatment, medication, counselling, understanding, unconditional love and support at the age of 18 we began to see major improvements. At 21 now she is a healthy, wonderful, happy, sweet young lady, 3rd year university student in a psych specialist program on track to make the Dean's list this year with lofty plans for a her future. Love and support is the key Katherine, be understanding and never give up.
Posted By: Flipper 56

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:54 AM

Prayers sent
Posted By: Hodagtrapper

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 11:59 AM

Prayers for the help she needs to overcome the bad thoughts ravaging her mind. Pray for God's grace.

Chris
Posted By: MnMan

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:07 PM

So sorry to hear this, Cathryn. I can only offer hope that things will get better down the road for all of you.
Posted By: BernieB.

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:13 PM

Hopefully they will find some medication that can help stabilize her. Sometimes they have to try some different meds and doses but if they find the right ones she will be able to lead a fairly normal life. IF SHE KEEPS TAKING THEM.

You've got a hard road ahead, but there is hope because you are nipping it in the bud. My son lost his wife to schizophrenia, it's one of the hardest things our family has had to go through. Just keep loving her and see that she gets the help she needs.
Posted By: TurkeyTime

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:13 PM

I'm so sorry. Praying.
Posted By: flash

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:15 PM

hugs to you and the family. thank the lord she is able to recognize the demons and she has you as her mother to turn too. so many out there do not have that love and understanding. of course many prayers to everyone. scott
Posted By: Bear Tracker

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:19 PM

Mental health is real. Our country in general does a terrible dealing with this issue. Prayers sent.
It is easy to see when someone has a broken leg not when they have a broken brain.
Posted By: sotired

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:19 PM

I am praying that she finds the help she needs, and also saying a prayer for you Cathryn. You need support and must take care of your self during this very trying time.
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:27 PM

Prayers sent
Posted By: Hoosier71

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:28 PM

Payers sent.
Posted By: chas3457

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:30 PM

Prayers sent.



Charlie
Posted By: pcr2

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:33 PM

Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
Mental health is real. Our country in general does a terrible dealing with this issue. Prayers sent.
It is easy to see when someone has a broken leg not when they have a broken brain.

X1million
Posted By: billy

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:35 PM

prayers sent
Posted By: furstroker

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:40 PM

There is no definition of the perfect mind. Mental illness aint no joke. Im an IED (Intermittent Explosive Disorder) sitting right here, with many chances to be in prison. Ive got a great life and have done things less than 1% of the worlds population has done, but it was never enough. Constant sadness i couldnt break out of and still have troubles with, and it would come out in aggression. Im on meds that took that edge off, but not my edge. Done properly,.meds can and will help. People need to forget that stigmatism. My old man was an absolute mess. Probably Bi-polar but undiagnosed.
Anyway, do not let her know you feel sorry for her. You need to be the strong one NOW. She needs support, not pity...and i say that with compassion. Im right at your age and i realize how scary and sad the uncontrollable can be with a loved ones mind. I have other fam too, we're all a mess in some way. Be supportive and meet with the doctors with her to insure she is being totally honest with her symptoms. My wife is also in mental health...evidently she likes to bring ber work home with her.
Make sure she realizes she is so very young and has her whole life in front of her with plenty of time to get things straight. Theres always hope, you make sure she feels it.
Holler if i can help.
Edit: and im praying for all of us wackadoos.
Edit 2: Always focus on the positives. Eliminate all negatives. Ex. Sure, we're locked down and outta school and cant see friends, but we're together as a family. etc. Dwell on what her strengths are, and encourage them. I can only imagine what kids are going through right now, aint got none. But i do know that idle hands are the devils workshop, or something like that...and i can attest. When she gets released keep her as busy as you can. Im sure thats easier said than done.
Good luck and God Bless you all.
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:41 PM

I'm praying for her, you and your family
Posted By: swampmaster

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:41 PM

prayers sent
Posted By: Jim Bethell

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:46 PM

Prayers sent from Illinois.
Posted By: danvee

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:56 PM

Prayers for her and all of your family please keep your faith.
Posted By: Bigbuck

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 12:57 PM

Prayers sent.
Posted By: lee steinmeyer

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:04 PM

Prayers sent from Ks. Good info above.
Posted By: Ron Marsh

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:06 PM

Prayers for both of you.
Posted By: Randy Shuff

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:16 PM

Prayers for her and family.
Posted By: adam m

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:28 PM

Cathryn, I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for you guys. I'll be praying for sure
Posted By: waggler

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:44 PM

Praying
Posted By: Antelope Montana

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:54 PM

Prayers
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 01:58 PM

Prayers!
Posted By: furstroker

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/16/20 02:08 PM

[quote=BernieB.]Hopefully they will find some medication that can help stabilize her. Sometimes they have to try some different meds and doses but if they find the right ones she will be able to lead a fairly normal life. IF SHE KEEPS TAKING THEM

Truth here. It took me a couple different combos to find the right one where i could sleep at night and not be a nervous twitchy sad sack mess during the day, But it was worth it.
Ive also seen medication abuse which will make things even worse and then misdiagnoses happen because they were trying to treat an outside chemically induced mental state. So it is touchy, but an absolute lifesaver for many when implemented properly.
Posted By: Swampfox

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:53 AM

Prayers sent.
Posted By: rendezvous

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:59 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with your daughter, you and your family...
Posted By: Boco

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 01:06 AM

Sorry to hear that-God Bless her and all.
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 01:17 AM

Yup....some meds can do just that. Hopefully the right balance can be found...Prayers Sent
Posted By: Ole

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 02:32 AM

Cathryn, You have heard from a few knowledgeable and thoughtful people on this thread who have been down the road. No one is to blame. It is an illness. If you have a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Ilness) chapter near by you might find some support for you and your daughter when she is able. It is gut wrenching and a helpless feeling when someone we love is hit with this sort of thing that we cannot understand. It is not hopeless. You are not alone. Both of you are after this thing at a young age. That is good and it is a blessing that she is able to understand that something is wrong. That is a big plus for both of you. You will make it! She will make it!
Posted By: beaverpeeler

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 02:46 AM

Cathryn, I'm so glad that you let your Trapperman family know about this. You are a strong woman and that is exactly what your daughter needs, but, you also need to take some of that burden off of yourself. By reaching out you give all of us that care about you the chance to reach back at ya'.

I hope fervently that you find the right resources to help her and get a good diagnosis of what the particular ailment is that she suffers from. Then I would be looking for support groups for that particular disease.

Don't want to use cliches, but truly...even the darkest of times shall pass. Blessings to you and your family!
Posted By: bwtrapper

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 02:46 AM

Myself and my family definitely understand. Praying for you and your daughter.
Posted By: turkn8rtrapper

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 04:08 AM

It is definitely devastating to everyone. Hope your faith will restore all involved with strength. It is very hard to watch and wears on you constantly. Remember to take care of yourself and prayers sent for you all and your daughter. A little extra added to give the doctors wisdom. God Bless.
Posted By: Grandpa Trapper

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 04:38 AM

I retired as a school counselor and know how horrible it can be. I hope you also have professional and caring people to talk to.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 04:40 AM

I will be praying for y'all.
Posted By: Broomchaser

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 10:43 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. No one should have to go through what she is experiencing, especially so young. She will be in our prayers.
Posted By: WadeRyan

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 11:13 AM

Sorry to hear that Cathryn, tell Jerry hi.
Posted By: Artrapper16

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:23 PM

I will pray for her you and the family and will talk to my pastor to get you guys on the prayer list
Posted By: Larry Bowden

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:34 PM

Prayers.
Posted By: Donnie H

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:37 PM

Prayers from Va...
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:38 PM

Will add her and you to my prayer list.
Posted By: Dewey NY

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 12:44 PM

Prayers sent...
Posted By: TreedaBlackdog

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 01:12 PM

Cathryn -

Your daughter told you months if not a year ago what the problem was. Hospitals, doctors, drugs will all help numb the symptoms but not alleviate the cause. Until you take her to someone equipped for spiritual battle, you will be in this battle. I am not sure what this child may have been raised around, but you may need to get your life in order as well.
You ask for prayers - be specific - what do you want us to pray for? To be honest - there are a lot of high and mighty people out there tooting horns who may say they will pray for you - but understand, if they do not have things in order with the Lord, they are worthless. God will lead you to what you and your daughter need if you seek Him.
Let me ask you - where is her father in all these struggles?
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 01:55 PM

Really Blackdog
Posted By: MINK I LOVE

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 02:24 PM

Heartfelt Prayers for all of you. God Bless You All! STAY STRONG!!!
Posted By: rex123

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 02:57 PM

God bless and be with your family. And please don't blame yourself it sounds like you have done all you can. Pray and leave it to God. Sometimes things are what they are.
Posted By: Leftlane

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 03:01 PM

Cathryn don't give up jest yet. Every 16 yr old is a bit of a mess but we are finding better meds and management methods every day for true mental illness. I have an uncle that is a decent enough guy if he takes his medications and ends up in prison when he refuses. It is his choice and he knows it so I have a hard time feeling sorry for him when he gets off of it. He was born w/o the abilty to produce X. Meds put X in his system and he is fine. It could be that they will identify some chemical or hormone your daughter isn't producing or produces too much of and you wont even hardly recognize her when they do because she is doing so well on it.

Until then I will pray for her and your family.
Posted By: rex123

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 04:46 PM

Blackdog , so some one is deep water and reaching out and you through them a barb wire rope?
Posted By: white17

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 05:24 PM

Originally Posted by TreedaBlackdog
Cathryn -

Your daughter told you months if not a year ago what the problem was. Hospitals, doctors, drugs will all help numb the symptoms but not alleviate the cause. Until you take her to someone equipped for spiritual battle, you will be in this battle. I am not sure what this child may have been raised around, but you may need to get your life in order as well.
You ask for prayers - be specific - what do you want us to pray for? To be honest - there are a lot of high and mighty people out there tooting horns who may say they will pray for you - but understand, if they do not have things in order with the Lord, they are worthless. God will lead you to what you and your daughter need if you seek Him.
Let me ask you - where is her father in all these struggles?



That's exactly what she needs. A lecture from some holier-than-thou, judgemental person.

Didn't someone say something about removing the log from your own eye ?? Sounds familiar to me.
Posted By: Sharon

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 05:35 PM

Exactly....the rafter from one's own eye , then can see how to properly HELP remove the straw for another.

No encouragement from every angle, including casting a condemning eye on fellow Tman member's well wishes and prayers....throwing "the first stone" at everyone. More like millstones at everyone....

What a shining example of kindness and love...........

I expected something along those lines as soon as I saw his name...but I never expected it to be so sweepingly condemning, even from himself.

Cathryn, those who know you and yours, understand. There are some very encouraging comments in helpful thoughts elsewhere on here. As stated elsewhere, once right things are figured out and custom tailored , she will be great.

Keep forging ahead, Cathryn, life is good, and worth it.
Posted By: TreedaBlackdog

Re: Alexys has relapsed.. - 04/17/20 09:14 PM

I figured as much. Probably not too many of you offering up prayers believe with Gods help you have power to cast out demons. See, I do. We are different and I am fine with that. Most of you rely on drugs and an induced state of mind. I believe in much more - a Creator who knows every gene, every cell, every thought. He knew us before we were created. I believe in spiritual warfare and in the casting out of demons some of you live with and yield your lives to. Please show me the speck in my life as I rely on the Holy Spirit to guide my words, my heart and my life. Am I perfect no. But with God's help, I can move mountains because I have faith. Some of you may view my words as harsh. Some of you would have viewed Jesus as harsh. Many of you compromise and believe Gods Word does not apply today. I believe He never changes.
See, I have been praying for months for this daughter and I distinctly remember what her daughter told Cathryn. I have watched the normal pattern of using mans knowledge and drugs. We can settle for induced behaviors or deliverance. It is our choice. I believe God has better plans for His creation. I speak the truth in love. True love that stings to some.
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