Depths is a Web Comic by Everyday Poppy Seed. Its first appearance was in the summer of 2018 and it has been in production ever since. It follows the highly sophisticated Swan family in Great Britain as they slowly lose the adoration of the people around them for one reason. That reason being their daughter.
Admission and First Day
We admitted Ms. Swan to the sanitarium at 4:15 PM after she was interviewed at Children's National in D.C. They told our receptionist that they had no open rooms for inpatient (we double-checked, this was true) and that they weren't sure their program would be beneficial to the patient anyway. They told us that, from what they could deduce, Ms. Swan had symptoms of arrhythmia, emotional fluctuations that seemed similar to bipolar disorder, social delusions and had strong urges to self-harm. When her psychologist came in to interview her, she complied with her request to take her into another room. She was assigned to a room and a nurse was sent out, along with me, to deliver her dinner. Ms. Swan was calm and polite, or as calm as one could be for a 6-year-old. She ate her food with no complaints, even thanking us afterward. The nurse gave her 10mg of melatonin and 300mg of lithium (I asked him about this and he told me that they had just started the patient on it and that it was good to start low). Again, the patient gave us no flack and took her medication with a glass of tap water. When it was time for her to go to bed, she asked the nurse to tuck her in. It was a normal request, so of course, he did. We wished her good night and closed the door partially. After looking at the interview record and viewing what we did, the nurse and I decided that we should start her off in a social activity group tomorrow.
Update- The nurse called into the office a couple of hours after his shift had ended. He said that he was missing his keycard. When our receptionist at the time asked him why he hadn't noticed before, he told her that he was still able to get out of the building and that he was in a rush. He asked her to get someone to check Ms. Swan's bedroom. I was elected to go and went to her room to check for the card. The patient was asleep, but her room was a mess. Her clothes and toys were strewn across the floor and a book was open to an exact page on the floor. That page was splattered with blood and I could see the patient's arms were covered with long paper cuts. The curtains were closed and drawn on with red crayon. An awful childish drawing of a little girl with short, dark hair (I could only assume this because it was colored in) wearing a crown and passing by three other people. I went up to the window and checked it. It wasn't drawn in crayon, it was drawn in blood. This information has been delivered to the main doctors.
- Fransen, June 21st, 2009