Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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This passage is from Chapter 12 and describes the sad turn of events as we learn of the more serious nature of my brother’s illness. “The doctor’s report related that there was one blood test result that had not been available at the time my brother had been discharged, but had recently been received. Then […]

Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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In Chapter 12, My Brother, A Disturbed Man, the situation with my brother takes a turn for the worse, when I am finally able to review his medical records. “The records were a foot thick and covered everything from daily notes by the doctors, nurses, social workers, counselor and other hospital staff involved in my […]

Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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This passage is from Chapter 12. “It was not long after my brother came back from Florida, that he finally followed through with his threats to fire Linda, but his plan was undone by his own unexpected and surprisingly rational action. He voluntarily had himself admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital. When, after […]

Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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This passage is from Chapter 12, My Brother, A Disturbed Man and describes our first real discussion with our children about my brother’s condition. “We sat down with our boys around the kitchen table and we could see that they understood we were going to have a serious conversation as children usually can sense when […]

Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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This passage is from Chapter 12 and describes my encounter with my brother’s attorney. “When I met with my brother’s attorney later in the week, I was polite but not deferential since I wanted to be clear where I stood. He started by describing the contents of my brother’s letter and his subsequent conversations with […]

Chapter 12: My Brother, A Disturbed Man

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This passage is from Chapter 12, My Brother, A Disturbed Man and describes the sudden deterioration of my renewed relationship with my brother following his discharge from the hospital. “I could only guess at the time, but was later able to verify that my brother had stopped taking his medication as soon as he was […]