Author: John Henry
My wife and I accepted guardianship of Aiden after his fourth hospitalization for schizophrenia and medication change. He was showing improvement until one day he went silent. A few days later he asked to be taken to a hospital. His third hospitalization while with us got him stabilized. Aiden went on to graduate from high school with a 3.26 GPA. While Aiden was in his junior year Barbara learned there was a therapist nearby that used the EMDR method to treat PTSD. Barbara found her after two years and Aiden began therapy within two weeks. She has helped Aiden improve considerately.
Barbara and John are Aiden’s grandparents. Barbara is a retired Pediatric Registered Nurse. She was adept at noticing symptoms in her patients. In her thirty years of nursing Barbara spent two years working at an Easter Seals Day Care tending to disabled children of working parents. John is a retired mainframe Developer with thirty-nine years of experience evenly split between the steel industry and health insurance. He was adept at troubleshooting system errors and making the necessary repairs to programs and systems.