My Husband Has Ptsd
My husband was admitted into the hospital today. Behavior Health. He's been having a hard time lately. His PTSD is "acting up". He's in WTU already but it's not helping any. He is supposed to be getting better instead, he seems to be getting worse. I'm usually not afraid of him or of leaving him with the kids. But lately, I'm ahamed to say, I wonder if he would hurt them. He tells me a little about how he feels when he gets angry. He says he wants to hurt people. He doesn't go into datail because he says that he doesn't want me to look at him differently. He hasn't put his hands on the kids or me but he does yell at the kids a lot. I feel bad that my kids are always in their rooms but I'd rather keep them in their rooms than let them get yelled at or worse. I can see that my husband is really trying to get better, to have more patience. When he has a good day he'll spend it spoiling our kids. Last week was a really rough week for him though. The people at WTU were concerned that he might hurt himself or someone else. They wanted him to socialize so they gave him a "job". They made him run when all he could do is walk. They forced him to be around people when he isn't even ready for that yet. I could see him falling apart as the days passed. He was angry and emotional all week but wouldn't go into detail. I guess he finally said what was on his mind to the people at WTU. I don't know exactly what he was feeling or thinking because he says he doesn't want to scare me. So now he's in the behavior health floor of our local hospital. I took our kids to see him, I told them daddy wasn't feeling good so he was being looked after by the doctors. I wasn't there more than 20min. My husband didn't want the kids there. I don't blame him but I just wanted him to see them, maybe he'd feel better. My heart was breaking leaving him in that place. People were crying and mumbling to themselves. Some rooms smelled like urine as we walked by. We could hear a lady yelling random things. He doesn't belong there. My husband is a good soldier. He's a good person and a great father. I don't know what else to do besides "be there for him". I don't know how to help him.