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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Going Underground



The short version:  Parrish went to Atlanta on September 23, and within 24 hours of his arrival, he was mugged, robbed, beaten senseless.  He went to hospital there but was never admitted - detained in ER for almost three days so the hospital wouldn’t have to admit a medicaid patient.  
He came to Macon on Monday evening, the 26th.  He was dirty, smelly, and his face looked like something out of a horror movie.  Dark black swollen eyes with hemorrhagic whites, totally red.  He was bruised all over, sporting large knots where he had been beaten. I took him to ER, where he was held for over 24 hours, then shipped off to the state-run mental hospital in Augusta, GA.  He was held there in observation for 24 hours and finally admitted late today.
His MD called me this afternoon, assured me P was getting his medication, and that he would keep him for a week while the social worker tries to work out a discharge plan.  I am working on same from here.  We are trying to get him back to Florida, where he is a legal resident.  It takes a great deal of internet and phone time, nearly always leading to a dead end.
I will see all of you when I get this behind me - or not.  Now I need to give this problem my full attention, and besides, I feel really bottled up, only recording journal entries.  I may share them later.

I am going to try to attend my monthly Zona Rosa workshop in Savannah this Saturday and also see my wonderful granddaughter, Addie, Parrish's child.  I think both would do me good, and I'll get nothing done about placing P over the weekend.
Namaste to all of you wonderful people.  I will be back soon.
cj
© cj Schlottman 2011

11 comments:

Viki said...

Oh no, Good luck. Hang in there.

Adrienne said...

All my thoughts and prayers are coming your way ~ prayers for healing on all and any and every level ... for you and yours. god bless.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know you were afraid this is exactly what would happen. I am soooo sorry. Keeping you in my thoughts as you deal with all this.
hugs,
Linda

Martha Mawson said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

Sue said...

Praying, praying, praying that all works out for both of you.

And yes, DO got to Zona Ros and DO see Addie. You need these islands in the storm.

=)

Amanda said...

I'm glad you'll attend the workshop and see Addie. Hopefully things will start looking up soon. It's so unfair but sometimes the only thing we can do is move forward.

Athena said...

My thoughts are with you CJ. Take the time you need and know you have a cheering section waiting when you come back.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Good luck. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

KeLLy aNN said...

You are not Alone. "}

Katie Gates said...

Dear cj, Okay, before I begin, I should mention that the "Word Verification" word, set up below and waiting for me to type, is UPITURE. And frankly, I think that's what you've been dealing with. A major UPITURE. AND, as we know -- from words like "Overture" and "Expenditure" -- these things ending with -ture ultimately pass.

Alright, I forgot what else I was going to say, but I think that probably covers it...

I'm sending you warm thoughts (even though the above sounds flippant! [Hope it gave you a smile.])

- Katie

Green Monkey said...

terrible..... really terrible. stay strong. you're amazing. I admire your strength. (don't forget to be good to you)