That week, Wednesday told her to find a place to jump from 50 feet. Jani told her parents about Wednesday's command but informed them, "I'm not listening."...Very sad.
On Sept. 10, while at school, Jani said, Four Hundred told her to run out of her classroom three times....
When Jani is discharged [from the hospital], she will not return to school. "I'm better at keeping her out of her psychoses," [her father] Michael said. "Special ed is just not set up for a child with schizophrenia. And it's difficult to trust anyone else to do what we do for Jani."
The Clozaril has helped, overall, but it will never extinguish the mysterious animals and little girls that frolic in Jani's "other world," which she calls Calalini.
September 20, 2009
"Two phantom figures — Wednesday the rat and Four Hundred the cat — are the restless hallucinations who urge Jani to do what she calls 'bad things.'"
A first-grade girl with schizophrenia: