My dads in FL for cancer. I can't be there because of my body and also I'm contagiously sick right now. My sibling called late last night to say Dad stated, "If they come back and tell me (after tomorrow's procedure) they can't do anything else for me, I may as well go home and take my 22 and end it all.".
After barely sleeping on that info I sat down and wrote his doctor back home, to tell him about Dad's suicidal comments... Its not the first time, and each time he states more details. I also let him know Dads angry beyond normal, cognitively unable to keep his meds or his daily needs consistent, in my opinion no longer able to make legal decisions, and not sure his wife is capable either. I think they both have Alzheimer's.
I'm worried about his reaction to my informing his doc. I know he'll deny it if asked point blank, " are you suicidal? ". But I'd feel neglectful as his child if something did happen, or worse if he harmed others in the process. Its going to be a long in night or two or three... 😞