My 13 year-old nephew called me just before 1 AM to tell me that my sister has gone completely crazy again. She found a box of old VHS tapes that belonged to my mom and was watching them. Lynne thought that the tapes were suspicious and was carefully watching because she was convinced that they had information about people breaking into her house. The delusion of intruders is common for her when she is in a psychotic episode.
Joel said that he saw his mom rewinding the tape and watching certain parts more that once thinking that it would solve the mystery. When he questioned her about what she was doing, she became angry and told him that it was her house and she had every right to watch.
According to Joel, she hasn’t been sleeping or eating with any regularity. She has been suspicious and paranoid. She has nstructed Joel to not talk to any of us. The most disturbing thing is that Joel saw Lynne painting a few days ago and was surprised to see that the subject was a woman crying tears of blood. He asked her who it was and she said, “Me.”
I feel sick to my stomach and this time it's not the flu.