A battle is raging between two sides of a family and a sick man is caught in the middle.
Laurie Chism and her brother and sister fear time is running out for their father, 74-year-old Jim Chism.
The Chism children are embroiled in a battle to take guardianship of their father from his wife, who they believe is deliberately letting their dad die.
Chism is being treated at a psychiatric facility in Mount Clemens. He was moved there after having a hallucination the day after Thanksgiving.
His children, who live out of town, say Chism’s wife of more than 20 years ultimately got doctors to sign off on a transfer to a mental institution.
Chism’s kids filed paperwork Monday in Macomb County court to get an emergency hearing to take guardianship of their father.
As for their stepmother, the Chism’s believe she is battling depression over her own struggle with cancer and may be trying to take control of Jim’s assets, including his chiropractic business. We tried to get her side of the story, but she declined.
It’s not yet clear if a judge will take up the emergency petition for guardianship.
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Family Members Battle Over Sick Man's Care