My mom has been varying degrees of crazy for my entire life, and I have NEVER seen her this bad. She's delusional, she's lashing out, she's making shit out, she's...I don't know. I answered where Buffy was at LEAST 25 times in 20 minutes.
My big sis kept her on the phone doing breathing exercises until I got there yesterday, while my little sis was making phone calls to various hospitals and helping dad arrange for ambulance pickup.
So, we had a plan to get her into a program that's not local, since the local program we've done and it sucks.
My sisters basically do over-the-phone input paperwork. I keep mom in her room singing Christmas Carols for 2 hours (because she gets upset every time she sees dad, because he's having an affair w/ her BFF, doncha know. And he called the cops on her. And he has to many friends. AND then she decided to try to tell me about 40 years of their sex life. There isn't enough brain bleach.) until we got an ambulance--I actually got her into clean clothes which was astounding. (also, bodily fluids. Only family)
The paramedics were awesome, and took her ok (although getting there was a PITA, because there was argument that transporting her this far was out of area). I got my dad packed and prepared and sent him after her (and then had to go deal w/ the rest of my life)...and they tried to make her outpatient when they got there. Dad pushed back, and they looked at the input paperwork.
The geriatric psych ward had a bed for someone 70 or over.
My mom is....69 and a half. and they didn't bother to tell my family that age limit in all the fucking phone calls.
(we had a 2nd choice...we could have gone THERE instead if we'd have known that. Now that's a 4 hour drive away and, oh look, they gave away their ONLY FUCKING EMPTY BED i the interim)
So...we set all these wheels in motion at 9 am, and at midnight, shockingly, they couldn't find a bed. So my 69-and-a-half year old mom spent the night in a fucking waiting room.
And we're back into holding pattern.
Dads back at the hospital, we're all in this holding pattern, and we're looking for a damn bed at options a-c, with options d-f still on the table.