Author Archives: David's Father

Peripheral Neuropathy… this is new…

As a parent of children with Special Health Care needs, I am no stranger to doctor’s and their quirks or quirky diagnoses. Today, I was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy.    Basically the nerves in my body don’t function like they should. What does that mean? I have constant pain. I also have muscle weakness that sometimes… Continue Reading

A nice relaxed visit with David

Mom and I visited David today. Took him off campus for ice cream at the DQ.  Drove through a park on the way back to the facility.  Then we watched David play basketball with the staff. It is interesting to note that the staff was consistent in their praise about how well David is doing. … Continue Reading

Frustrated with Frustrating PRTF’s and Frustration with Bureaucracy

This is really a two part post. ————— First, David was accepted at the new facility.  Which is pretty good, as we haven’t done anything other than sign a release of diagnostic records for them to give a “tentative approval”.    There are a lot of hoops to jump through in order to be able to… Continue Reading

How we are seen as parents

I am regularly told, how inspirational I am as a parent. How my wife and I are such good people for what we are going through in regards to David and his care. For fighting for him and his rights to care. Quite honestly, there are times when we feel, let me correct that, when… Continue Reading

treatment sabotage???

David has a number of diagnoses.  As I have discussed here before.  One of them is bipolar disorder.  It seems that when David went to the second facility in July for his med wash, no one thought to put him back on a med to help with the bipolar disorder. No wonder my son is… Continue Reading

PRTF Update and sadness

First, let me start by defining PRTF for our readers. Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.  (PRTF) David is a resident at a PRTF about an hour north of our house.  Today, we received notice that his stay there is coming to an end. The reasons that we were given: Hyperactivity is getting worse. Aggressive behaviors are… Continue Reading

PRTF placement update.

David was away from his residential Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.  He was undergoing a med wash at another facility in our state.  Since David is a special needs child, and was a special needs adoption to begin with, he is covered by Medicaid until he turns 18.  In order to be placed in a facility,… Continue Reading

An update on David.

We are still here.  WhyNotFathers.com has been largely quiet because there hasn’t been a lot to say. That has changed. David’s behavior is becoming more erratic.  The residence has undergone a med wash with him.  A med wash is where they take him off all of his meds and put him on new ones. This… Continue Reading