So again...nothing from them. No real action taken. They just gonna wait on these wonder pills to fix my uncle's head I guess. What kills me is that they never told the doc about him having the gun, because they know if they had then he would be in the hospital now. It is annoying that they are not telling the doctor because they are interfering with him getting the help that he needs. They are so busy worrying about help being locked up for the gun. I called the mental health hotline in their state after I hung up with her. The woman told me that they would not lock him up for the gun if he is "sick". Even with his felony conviction, his mental status would override the criminal part of things...until he did something of course. For now though, he would be okay if they committed him and told them that he had a gun. When I hung up I was even more pissed. I asked myself why my cousin couldn't make that simple fkn call like I just made? It's just dumb. The whole thing is just dumb.
Cuz: "My dad keeps asking me who I let in the house or/and believes I have the guns, what would you respond?"
Me: "Is he really amped up?"
Cuz: "Yep. And he has one more and said he thinks he has a shot gun and a be be gun at the office but couldn't remember."
Me: "U asked him about the other guns or he just volunteered that info?"
Cuz: "He volunteered. How would you respond?"
Me: "Well first why u think he volunteered that?"
Cuz: "I don't know! But he did used to have one in his office a long time ago."
Me:" All I can say is call the doctor because they already told you to take him to the county. If he is amped up there is nothing you can say to him that will ease his mind now.
Maybe the doc can tell you what to say because cuz I have been saying for days what needs to happend to get him some help. That attorney meant well but he is not a mental health doctor. Besides telling him that you took them for everyone's safety I don't know what else you can say.
Or ask the attorney since it was his big idea to wait five days for the doctor appointment."
Cuz: " I thought about telling him that my gun is gone too...reverse psychology."
Me: "How so?"
Cuz: "If only his gun was gone and not mine, a thief would have found mine too."
Me: "And knowing a thief took it will calm his nerves?"
Cuz: "Sarcasm! Remember he's delusional. He thinks people are and have been coming in the house for years. It's not about calming his nerves, he's never calm."
Me: "I dunno cuz. I think would just feed into his delusional mind....
"U just let me know when you are ready to make the call. Besides that, I don't know what to do with someone in that condition. None of us do."
And then there was silence.
Why you asking me what to tell your mentally ill pops? You ain't been listening to me so I ain't got shyt else to say on it. What the fluck? Cuz needs to be asking the doctor and not me or that damn attorney. That's why I said what I said. Ask the expert. Or let me know when you want to make the call. That's pretty much it. I can't advise her except to suggest that he get professional help.
Anyways....we will see. I just hope it doesn't blow up in their faces.
** Big hug to those of you who shared your opinions and stories. That helped a LOT!