You were all so kind when my Mom passed away about 18 ago, and a lot has happened since then. My brother, who has had some kind of unaddressed mental disturbance all his life finally became a danger to others so my sister and I placed him into one of the best care facilities in the Chicagoland area. He was finally diagnosed with severe paranoid schizophrenia. For the first time in his life, my brother is taking meds, attending therapy and learning to trust in a healthy caring environment. He's been there 2 months and tried to run away 4 times. The facility is set back in a rural area so they're able to catch him long before he makes it to any traffic. He's been subservient, quiet and robotic all his 57 yrs making it almost comical to picture him with the physical drive to run but I see it as the beginning of his recovery. The first phase of dealing with hidden feelings is getting the anger out and he's certainly doing that. If it works out, he could eventually make that his final residence as they would employ him and improve his living quarters when one becomes available. My sister and I hope that is what will happen.
Also, I'm meeting with a marital attorney this week. May 8 will be 30 yrs and we're at a definite impasse. I'm sad and relieved. I only hope it can be done with as little heartbreak as possible.
Thanks for being here and your prayers.