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My dad tried to stab himself

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My dad tried to stab himself
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

Anthony Bray MD : Hello!
Anthony Bray MD : he should be getting psychiatric care if this is the case... How long ago did this happen??
Anthony Bray MD : I would be very concerned that he may still be at risk for suicide with this kind if act...
Anthony Bray MD : often it is best in this type of situation for the person to be hospitalized at first and hopefully stabilized with psychiatric counseling and medications if needed...
Anthony Bray MD : I hope that he is receiving care for this...
Anthony Bray MD : Let me know if you have further details or questions with regard to his situation or care...
Anthony Bray MD : I will be happy to get back with you! Best regards ,
Anthony Bray MD : Anthony Bray MD
Customer : Id prefer this question go to dr chip
Anthony Bray MD : Ok I will opt out then... Perhaps he will come back online and see your question...
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm back--so what happened?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont know. My mom called me frantic. She said my dad is sick of life and he stabbed himself. And is in the hospital now
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's all she said?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes thats all she said. I feel like its my fault. My dad left me 2 messages to call him and i didnt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You always find it so easy to blame yourself for things like this--this isn't your fault
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just feel so bad for him.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So did you talk with him after the attempted overdose a while back?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, if you feel so bad for him, why didn't you at least talk to him about it? I'm not saying you should have, just curious here
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because i dont like talking to him. Just hearing his voice makes me feel ishy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. I fully understand. Still, I don't think your having talked to him this time would have made any difference
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Maybe not. But i cant avoid talking to him forever. Eventually i will have to grow up and get over what he did
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
True--and of course, to do that you have to work on it and not just with me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if i never forgive him and he kills himself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why do you think his attempts at suicide are all because of you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont think they are because of me. But i do think i could talk hom out of trying to kill himself. When i still lived with my parents i talked him out of it all the time.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What he needs is a professional to do the talking him out of it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So what else to say about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess nothing. Sorry for bothering you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No bother but I just don't think there's anything more to say except you could call him when he's out of the hospital just to talk briefly. With the stipulation that you tell him that there are certain things you won't talk to him about for now.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do i have to close this page?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not for now but unless you have something specific to ask, wait until you do
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long will the aspirin upset my stomach
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Probably not more than after tonight but really, don't waste time here on something like that--we'll keep the page open but make good use of it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry. I was just wondering. Night
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One very important question. Do you promise these nightmares wilm go away?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
In time, yes--they're like flashbacks and so long as your subconscious still harbors them and they aren't brought to conscious level and worked on, they'll stay there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just got a call from martys work and hospital. Martu was brought via ambulance from
His work for chest pain and SOB. At the hospital they gave him nitro oxygen and morphine
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Standard treatment for chest pain--have you found out anything more?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope. Ekg was normal
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then not likely a heart attack
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know but he has SVT. And has a hx of cardiac catheterization and ablation
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So if you knew that, why bring it up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because i dont know whats wrong with hin
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, neither do I right now but if he was having chest pain and the EKG was normal it isn't cardiac
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Appointment with dr vege at Mayo on 6/20
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Great
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont wanna go
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So what?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its for 3-5 days
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, actually that's good--they are very, very thorough
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cant afford to miss that much work
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Here we go again--that is entirely your decision but it would be a shame if you didn't go
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Oh, come on--that is really a silly, stupid question unless you're just saying it to get a rise out of me. I'm not even going to respond to it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You tell me how i can afford it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's up to you--I can't help you with that part
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I really cant afford to miss work. Maybe i should talk to my gi dr
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Find out for certain why they want to take that many days
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did and they said to plan on 3-5 days because if i need to see some other specialty there it gives them time to make an indepartmental referral and allows me to see the specialist wothout having to go back. The murse also told me to plan on getting a hotel room the night before since i have to be there at 720 on the 20th
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, we can't really get any further with this--either you work it out financially or you don't.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel like im letting you down
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Only if you don't see what you may be able to do to swing it at work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think it would be feasable if i have my gi dr
Talk to the specialtist at mayo and order whatever test he recommends
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That's a thought but I think your GI should explain to the Mayo how much of a financial hardship this would be on you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel bad that the gis nurse spent so mich time getting things set up. I wish i could make an appt and just talk to the gi dr
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well you still need to talk to him about this but seriously, there's nothing more for us to talk about with the subject
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I understand so no need to apologize but there really isn't anything else to say about it for now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im just scared
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
About?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Everything.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not sure I understand
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im scared my dads going to die. Im scared martys going to die. Im scared to go to mayo
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, I don't think Marty's near death and there isn't much you can do about your dad although since he's tried suicide several times before and not been successful I don't think he's really serious about it. I don't think you should be scared to go to Mayo--not sure why that would scare you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im just overwhelmed right now. And i have no one for support
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'll say it one more time--what about one of your friends?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
That was a nothing and snide comment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont have people.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes you do but you refuse to reach out to them
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im just scared. I dont wanna go to Mayo by myself
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What's the big deal about that? You've made trips before that were more than a day or two
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive always been with my family. I know im 24 qnd am acting like a baby but im just scared
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well you can do it assuming you can work it out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just thinkong about it causes a panic attack
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We're starting to chat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You dont know what its like to be me. I worry about everything constantly
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I've tried to help you with that but I guess it wasn't much help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Youve helped me plenty. But seriously since i was a teen i worried excessivly about everything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, unless you've got something specific to comment on, I need to be off.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Good night. Please dont make me close this page
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My pcp is making me frustrated. When he checked my vitamin d level 3 months ago he said hed recheck it in 3 months now hes saying 4 months
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Shouldn't really make a difference
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But now i have no vitamin d
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not sure what you mean
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My script ran out
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well you may not need any more for now but really we're wasting the open page with this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry. I talked to my therapist about mayo and he said id be ok if i postponed the visit for a couple months
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well not sure he'd be the best judge of that but aren't you going to run into the same financial problem in two more months?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well its only rough financially right now because i had a week off for the ulcers. And i needed new tires and new tirods for my vehicle
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--but be sure to work on the new referral now. And I did leave the page open but so far you really haven't made much use of it so unless there's something specific to discuss briefly we need to close it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please dont make me close it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I can't just make this an unending chat so don't post anything more until you have something significant to talk about then.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I talked to my dad. He said he regrets trying to harm himself. He said he wants to talk to me when he gets out
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What else did he say?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That hes going to get help this time and thats pretty much all
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Good--maybe finally he's realized he needs the help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive heard it before. He never follows through.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We'll see. Anything more because we really do need to close this page?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plz dont make me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry but I have to--not that you have to rate or accept but I'm obligated to post an answer on a page this long
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But i cant afford another question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can i do for home sickness whike im at mayo
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