EP3SP8 Hoping to be an empty nester, Sandra’s story

Sandra and her husband thought they would be empty nesters by now. They have grandchildren, ride bikes, fish, train dogs and support a son with a mental illness. While he has improved his situation, he is still dependent on his parents. Sandra has spent the time trying to udnerstand her son’s condition.

Sandra and her husband thought they would be empty nesters by now. They have grandchildren, ride bikes, fish, train dogs and support a son with a mental illness. While he has improved his situation, he is still dependent on his parents. Sandra has spent the time trying to udnerstand her son’s condition. For example, when he draws a house, he starts with the windows; basically he has trouble seeing the big picture.

Learn from Sandra and do your research when you find out your child has a mental illness. Don’t just listen to one doctor, seek more help and services to deal with this complex situation. This episode is particularly helpful to those parents who are reaching the age that they are thinking about the rest of their lives. How will they support their child when they are too old to do it?