I'm glad your partner made it home okay and she's resting. You're right that it's going to take her a little while to readjust to being at home.
You're welcome to ask whatever questions you like and if I don't know the answer, I'm sure someone on the board will. I'm just the noisiest right now because I'm one of the moderators, but many people on this board are bipolar and will happily answer questions. I am Bipolar II -- which in simplistic terms means I am more often depressed than manic and my manias are hypomanias. I don't get the extreme highs of bipolar I -- I get irritable, itchy feeling, I can't sleep, I get angry, I get irrational. You get the picture.
My favorite book is "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide" by David Miklowitz. It's widely available. It's a very practical approach to managing the day-to-day symptoms of the disorder and practicing wellness. I should practice it more than I do.
It's aimed at patients and their families and it's informative without being clinical in the least.
Another good one, just for inspiration, that a lot of bipolar people read is "An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison. She is a professor of Psychiatry who also has bipolar disorder and the book is her account of what the disorder is like for her. It's good sometimes to just not feel alone. On the other hand, it might be triggering, and if your partner is vulnerable right now, you might wanna hold off on this one until later.
SerafenaCo-Moderator, Bipolar Forum