Category Archives: brain damage

Celebrated Christmas with David at the PRTF

We spent the day with David.  He got to open his presents from us, and we opened our presents from him.  It was a good day.

the facility has apartments for families to utilize when they are visiting.  As a result, we spent the day in a home like environment rather than in the more institutional cottage where he resides.

David received an abundance of clothes, and toys.  I received a cell phone case and wallet.  the siblings each got books or useful items like makeup mirrors.

After lunch we watched a couple of movies and just enjoyed our time with David.  He was so different.  Calm doesn’t seem to be the right word, as he still had plenty of energy.  But you could tell he was working on controlling himself.

When we left, sad to say, old habits die hard.  We checked all of his stuff to ensure that he didn’t have anyone’s cell phone. David seems content to be there.  I know mom and I shared quiet tears that we had to leave him there.

Merry Christmas David.  We love you very much.  Keep working on your goals, and maybe next year you can be home for Christmas.

For those who don’t know terminology – PRTF

P – Psychiatric
R – Residential
T – Treatment
F – Facility

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Psych stay again

Working on getting David admitted to psych again. He is throwing up his meds, stealing and refusing meals. He has lost 5 pounds in the last week due to throwing up his meds.  Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Mr Fingers

We purchased new phones this last weekend. Mr Fingers has managed to take cell phones from two members of the family. We try to ensure that the owner of the phone knows that it isn’t their fault that David (Mr Fingers) took their phone. It happens, nothing we have tried will prevent it. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Book concept

Working on book development. Topic is: Securing your home from within Why?  Sometimes when you have a special needs child, the parent needs to lock down part or all of the house to prevent the child from hurting themselves or others. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

Life, Liberty and the use of a computer

It’s in the past. That is how David responds when we try to talk to him about the threats that he made toward that individual on facebook. “I don’t want to talk about it, because it’s in the past.” It was last Wednesday February 29.  Just because it is in the past doesn’t mean we… Continue Reading

Calgon take me away… alas it is an exercise in futility

It has been a day already. David was up at 7.  he went to bed at 11 last night, but was up and down all night long. Since then he has been as busy as Roger Rabbit.  Zip from here to there.  When he is like he was last night, it is hard to sleep.… Continue Reading

and so ends the great debate

Our youngest son David loves to argue.  Everything for him is something that can be debated. Tell him that he needs to clean up his kleenex, and he will tell you why he can’t do it, and he might use something you said yesterday to him as an excuse.  Tell him he needs to eat… Continue Reading

And we have a successful outing!

Our outing to the Malte Shoppe was a huge success. On the way home we stopped at the drug store and the hardware store.  We ended up walking because dad forgot to put gas in his truck.  But since it is only four blocks and not really all that cold at 34 degrees, we walked. … Continue Reading

Dad, I killed the car!

Another day done. For the most part, I would call this day a success. My girls, who have both been licensed to drive for less than 6 months killed the car tonight. They thought that they were in trouble, because it wouldn’t start… They walked home, then we went and got it after mom got… Continue Reading

Day 10 ~ the truth shall set you free

This morning started out fabulous.  David was well rested, I was fairly well rested, and we were up on time to see everyone else off to school. I first give David quiet time in the morning, gives him a chance to get himself in sync with the day.  This morning was no different, after a… Continue Reading