Author Archives: David's Father

struggling and happy 3 month anniversary

This post isn’t so much about David as it is about me.  See for a long time, David was in a safe place.  A place where I didn’t have to worry as much.  I could get the weekly reports, I could talk to David, I would take the interceding calls, that told me of some… Continue Reading

a quiet celebration

Although most days are not without their small skirmishes, the past couple of days have been really good for David.  Or I should say David has been really good. Sure, he is : Argumentative moody disruptive demanding silent verbose frustrating But he has also been helpful kind thoughtful respectful friendly playful cuddly (with the pets… Continue Reading

the storyteller

David is gifted. Gifted at telling stories, then when caught in a lie, he is gifted at changing the story to suit what ever is going on in his head. When caught in a lie, he will turn and twist the story enough to make the listener doubt what they heard. If this happens, you… Continue Reading

ND House funds new Governor residence while decimating funding for health and human services

So the ND House, has gutted the budget allowing for expanded care for our mentally ill, including kids with Autism. Yet.  It is okay to spend 5 million dollars on a new home for the Governor? http://www.kxnet.com/story/28792047/house-endorses-new-5m-residence-for-north-dakota-governor something is wrong with this picture. Please, come the next election, let’s hold these people accountable.   Tweet… Continue Reading

Held Hostage by Mental Illness

Some days, I feel like a hostage in my own home. Held hostage by mental illness.  Seriously.  David had a couple of really good days.  Mom took him into the city, he spent time with his favorite Aunt.  Life was good for him. Then there are days like today.  If it isn’t his way, then… Continue Reading

the enemy within

David is his own worst enemy. With the increase in behaviors, our psych team has discussed changing one of his medicines.  We aren’t doing a wholesale med wash like we used to do.  Rather we are increasing one of the stabilizers.   Hopefully we will see a change. When we met with the psych team, I… Continue Reading

the degradation of a boy’s mental health

I post frequently about the things that David does, and the things that we deal with.  You really need to know, I don’t post everything. It is sad to watch the gradual decline of a person’s mental health.  His mental stability.  For so long, everything was fairly smooth.  It’s just in the last couple of… Continue Reading