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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 16

A call from my dad indicated that Todd had a tremendous amount of difficulty today. Because of that difficulty they had to remove items from his room and sedate him. After talking to the staff psychologist, he found out a few things.

First, basically this is an extension of his no-filter problem. Except in this instance, it means no brakes on his emotions or physical temperament.

Second, this isn't the first time, nor the last time these kinds of difficulties have or will occur with patients on their floor. It is not uncommon, nor outside of the healing process.

Third, they indicated that while they wouldn't allow Todd to leave without a better probability that these types of difficulties won't happen, it may not impact his anticipated release from the hospital next week.

They will work on his medication and treatment to include this type of behavior, but for now, visitors are not a good idea and will probably not be allowed.

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