At last good news has come and a placement for Elizabeth with the specialist hospital early next week.  This is the news I have been waiting for over the past months.  The hospital is a long way from home but at the end of the day, if it means something is done then this is wonderful news.

I have made sure that the team there know it takes more than a few months so I have been told by experts to come off powerful mind-altering anti-psychotics on the dosage that Elizabeth is on.   I have been told it could take up to a year and must be done on a gradual basis and very slowly.   I have also been told that coming off such drugs can be more dangerous than staying on them however if a patient is that unhappy and the drugs do not work then they should be entitled to come off the drugs.  If I had not challenged things then Elizabeth would have probably remained on them for the rest of her life.

I will keep you informed of her progress over the forthcoming weeks.


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