I truly appreciate all of those who took the time to read this post and I wanted to provide some updates. When I wrote this article our family was dependent on the system for care of my sibling and for their protection, I used gender neutral language. Since July 2, 2020, my sibling, who is my brother, has been recovering at his home. We were able to find an excellent, very supportive MD and truly blessed to find wonderful nurse’s aids who have been providing compassionate care to assist him in tapering him off of all psychiatric drugs. His state when discharged was considered catatonia. His muscles were stiff, he was barely able to walk, eat or drink and was completely nonverbal. He weighed 119 pounds, had a full beard and long unkept hair. He was unable to sit at a table and eat with a fork or spoon. Twice he was brought to the ER for IV fluids which helped a lot. Eight weeks ago he had an incredible awakening in which he came completely back to reality. It was like Rip Van Winkle waking up after 4 years of being in what he described as an “alternate universe”. He experienced a rush of emotions, physical energy and memories flooding into his mind and body like a tsunami. He woke out of it confused and disorientated but the aid immediately FaceTimed our family members and we were able to help him through the confusion. It was an amazing experience that lasted for four hours before his body shut down again. We witnessed how his mind, memories and physical abilities are completely intact, just disconnected and need to heal through nutrition, hydration and massage therapy. Because of COVID, it has been very difficult for me to travel from Florida to NY to help with his care. I made one trip up last month and saw amazing improvements, along with some periods of being back in touch with reality, able to speak and even laugh. I will be making another trip up soon and feel confident my brother is on the road to a full recovery.