Author Archives: carl

remember the little things…

Now I could wax poetic about remembering the little things… But. With David gone, we remember the little idiosyncrasies that make him who he is.  So I have to send a message to staff every time I remember something.  How long before they get tired of hearing from me? Today, we discovered David is on… Continue Reading

humbled by the number of people

I am humbled by the number of people who are reading my blog.  I didn’t think that our life was interesting. I dropped some stuff off for David today.  He saw us while he was walking and even pointed at the van as if to say “hey, that looks like our van”.  But by the… Continue Reading

I feel like I am missing a piece of myself

We admitted David today.  No emotion from him.  No sad tears, no “please don’t make me stay.” He wanted two things, a bed, and food. We had to sign a bunch of papers.  I mean a bunch of papers.  Went over all the rules, explained that even though he is a resident there, he is… Continue Reading

Placement begins tomorrow

Just learned today that David will be entering placement tomorrow afternoon. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward with this next level of care in his life. I pray that we are doing the right thing, and believe in my heart that it is.  At this point, I can’t ask… Continue Reading

visited David today

Stopped at the psych unit to see David tonight.  He was being so good that I didn’t stay long. He and some of the other patients were playing games.  It is rare when David sits still long enough to do anything, so I stayed long enough to give him a hug and let him know… Continue Reading

i wonder how long

With David’s placement now occurring as early as Monday afternoon, I find myself pondering how long. How long will we find his hiding places in our home?  Places where he has hidden things that he has taken from others. How long will we wonder at some item that we have found and who it belongs… Continue Reading

David isn’t going to placement today

Finally, got a call back from one of the intake people at the residential facility today. It appears that they are waiting on some additional paperwork from his last residential care facility. As a result, they aren’t able to admit him yet. Maybe on Monday. Words can not describe how I feel right now. Related… Continue Reading

Full Mood David

David is in full form this morning. I feel bad for his teacher having to deal with him all day today. It is really too bad, the morning started out great, but then I asked him to stop playing with his clean clothes, they are in a suitcase that we have packed in case he… Continue Reading

sleep talking

David talks in his sleep. We carry on regular conversations every night.  Mostly because I have learned that if I don’t respond when he is talking, he will wake up and it takes forever to get him to go back to sleep. Tonight, he wanted to know how to describe the apple products.  Since I… Continue Reading