This is a quick follow up on my previous post, "Not Interested." Marian (our parish visitor) and I looked into Otis' situation and found that there was a simple misunderstanding. The day I tried to visit, Otis' regular caregiver was off and the woman I encountered was her substitute. When I came to the door the substitute caregiver didn't know what to do. Although I found her brusque attitude disturbing, it is good to know that she reported the incident to the regular caregiver. When Marian called, the caregiver apologized.
We also learned that Otis is doing well. He is going to group therapy three days a week where he is making connections with other people. His depression is lessening. He also adopted a cat! God is good!