HAPPENING NOW - PLEASE HELP FIND RYAN by Christi Weeks

Last night Christi wrote:

"I went to visit Ryan at St Luke's tonight at 6:30pm. and three staff members came out and informed me Ryan went AWOL from an off-unit activity that started at 3:15pm. Ryan wasn't discovered missing until 4:30pm. 

I have one missed call from St Luke's Hospital at 4:36 pm. No voicemail message. No other attempts to call me.

The staff didn't call the Community Bridges on-call case manager from Ryan's forensic act team. 

The police didn't respond to take a missing person report until 6:30pm. In fact, the police were leaving the hospital as I was just arriving to visit. I questioned the staff about the two-hour lag in contact with the police and was told this wasn't an emergency. 

Ryan is on court ordered treatment on Clozapine.  And this is not an emergency?

(Clozapine has a short 12-hour half life, meaning it is completely cleared from the brain within 12 hours, and can have a rapid onset of withdrawal if abruptly stopped.  Abrupt withdrawal of clozapine has been associated with symptoms of “cholinergic rebound,” including nausea, vomiting, hyper-salivation, diarrhea, diaphoresis, insomnia, and agitation, as well as rapid onset of psychosis. Clozapine is usually only prescribed for people who don't respond well to other antipsychotic drugs, and is prescribed with caution because of potentially dangerous side effects and acute withdrawal effects.)

Four staff members were supervising 9 patients on a 30-minute off-unit activity beginning at 3:15pm and didn't discover Ryan missing until 4:30pm. 

I will hold this hospital accountable. I can't believe this. 

Ryan is still missing. I contacted his team at Community Bridges and they are outreaching to try to find him tonight. 

Please keep Ryan in your prayers."

This morning Christi posted this flyer:

  Please help find my son who went missing from St. Luke's Hospital yesterday 1/03/2017 around 3:15 pm. Ryan is in need of urgent medical care and medication. Without this medication and medical care Ryan's health and safety is at immediate risk.

Please help find my son who went missing from St. Luke's Hospital yesterday 1/03/2017 around 3:15 pm. Ryan is in need of urgent medical care and medication. Without this medication and medical care Ryan's health and safety is at immediate risk.

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