Saturday, January 17, 2009

One minute

I left my camera on this morning and this is just one minute of video it captured. You may find it annoying. You may find it disturbing. You may find it very sad. However it makes you feel, keep in mind that it is only one minute.

Now, multiply that feeling times 60 minutes per hour, up to 12 hours per day, for much of the last 4 months. This is what Gabriel and I have been enduring all that time.

According to the doctors at MHMR, the psychiatric ER, and the inpatient hospital, this is an acceptable outcome for Gabriel. Six months ago he spent his time talking with me, researching stocks, downloading music, playing basketball, going to the movies. No one should have to spend their life like this!


Elizabeth said...

Wow. What is there to say? I don't know what to say. I wish you strength and wisdom to deal with whatever you must deal with.

Thom said...

I wasn't able to view this from my home laptop, so I just watched it from a much faster computer. Wow, indeed... it gives a whole new perspective on what you have been writing about. I hope the time until your visit to John Hopkins passes quickly.