My senior fire bug won't be coming home

by Lady Lee 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Well I got a bit of news yesterday.

    The woman who has had several fires in her apartment is still in the hospital. As some of you may have read My senior fire bug has been taken away I had applied to the courthouse to have her involutarily commited to the hospital for a psych assessment in the hopes they would recognize that she cannot live alone due to some of her problems that have resulted in fires.

    Over the last week a lot more information has come out. Seems she wanders the hallways in the middle of the night trying doors and banging to tell people to get out of the building. She also wanders around without knowing where she is going and definitely not dressed for outdoors.

    It seems they have recognized a serious problem and she is still in the hospital, I presume until they find a plave for her to live.

    Yeah!!!! I thought it would be a much more difficult process but it took just a couple of hours of my time.

    Not only are we safer but so is she.

  • JWdaughter

    It is good that you took this step. She will be able to get some treatment-or at least be safe-as will the rest of your building. It is sad when people get like that, but it isn't loving to just ignore it. You are good people, Lady Lee!

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    It seems her daughter (who lives in the building) and son (who lives somewhere else) both chose to ignore it. The fires have been going on for a long time. I can't imagine that her daughter never heard about them. But she has done nothing.

    One time when there was a fire the board member who lives in the building went to talk to her and the daughter said something like, "Don't bother me now. I have company and it is my birthday." Sounds like she didn't care at all and that she didn't invite her mother to the party.

    Their lack of care could have killed their mother and a lot of people along with her.

    What I can't figure out is how the daughter found out so quickly that the police were here to pick up the mother. Somebody must have run down to get her because the police weren't here for very long.

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