Day 7, Hospitalization #4:
“7am: Good evening, worked on bulletin board, needy… Slept 5.5 hours.
3pm: Good response to care, increase to level 2 (ability to go off unit for walks) and full hall [privileges]. Moved from room 257 from quiet room. Had 1:1 to paint in arts and crafts room.
11pm: Improved response to care. Patient has been pleasant and cooperative- spent time working on his mural. Patient expressed frustration with [confusion of] his style preferences with symptoms of mania.”
From Psychiatric Services Record:
Wearing a… wig, and red magic marker smeared on lips and face, bandana, skirt, drawings covering arms, carrying a journal. Increase irritable. Thought content: “No one’s being oppressive, so why not be free.” Demanding “p.r.n.s of Ativan” No suicidal or homicidal ideations. Grandiose but with delusions elated.
From Nursing Assessment Flowsheet:
“I slept awesome” Self-care activities: Wearing excessive makeup lip stick and glitter on eyes, showers good make-up put on with Sharpie marker… Thought process: denies audio/visual hallucinations, when asked about makeup stated “I am an artist” Has drawing on arm regarding… Google… Affect/mood: Labels mood hypomanic… Impulsive at times, upset about asked about makeup. Learning Needs: Illness education.
I wanna get more into what I call semi-drag/mini protesting while bending gender. I’ve been practicing here [in the psych ward]- it’s fun. Every time I wear “women’s” clothes, unless it’s something like a zany T shirt, I try to send out some sort of message.
Today, I wore [Kayvon’s] homemade American flag dress tucked into my jean shorts. I put on my leather fringe jacket and wore a fringe pocketbook as an accessory. Of course I wore a short wig with an American flag headband. I threw on my white and blue American Apparel sunglasses. Today was a butch drag day.
At night, I pastel-ed my face into Satan, and wore my “Booty Patrol” sleeveless T to to bed, illustrating that homosexuality ≠ worshiping the Devil.