How to promote self-reliance in a Crohn's Patient.
I am a 56 year old Mom (breast cancer survivor) who has a 25 year old son who suffers from Crohn's..Since he was
diagnosed 4 years ago, I have seen great negative changes in his behavior and future plans.
Before being diagnosed, he was working part-time and attending college. Now, he is just "happy" sitting on my couch and smoking pot when my back is turned.
My son is seeing a psychiatrist monthly and has recently been put on disabiity which covers his medical.
Yet, his $300 per month does not pay enough for him
to be self-reliant.
My goal is that my son will "want" to attend school again. I have tried to encourage him to volunteer just to get out of the house, but he won't do this either.
I will be retiring from my job this May and will have less money to support him...How do I get him see past today?? Are there self-relaint Crohn's patients out
in the world??
I love my son more than anything, but I want him to "want" a better life for himself. Any advice would be appreciated.