Many of you will remember my friend Julia, who posted for me when I was in the hospital. Julia has 2 children who both have had kidney transplants, the most recent just 3 months ago. Her son, Gage, copes with a lot of emotional issues on top of this.
Gage and I have a lot in common. Gage is much like I was as a kid, except that he has parents who will do anything to help him and who are realistic about what their child is facing. A few days ago they had to place Gage in a pediatric psychiatric facility. They now are trying to learn to live life according to the somewhat random, often frustrating rules of a psychiatric facility while Gage gets the help he needs.
So, this weekend has become pray for Gage weekend. I won't be posting again until Monday. During that time I will just ask you to pray for him and that his treatments work quickly, that Julia and Julian are able to feel peace about this, and that when they next see him they see something positive to give them hope. The wonderful thing about psychiatric hospitalization is that they will change med doses and combinations much faster than is usually done outpatient and so results do often come fast. In my case you can't increase the dose fast, and in reality I manipulated my doctor into an increase 3 weeks faster than the psychiatrists wanted, but it was really pretty amazing to watch how fast the other people on the unit were responding to their rapid med changes. At the time it made me just mad because why did I have to have the oppposite issue, but truthfully it's amazing.