Category Archives: adhd

those special phone calls

Just got off the phone with David. I love it when he calls.  He sounds so, so loveable. I don’t know any other word to describe it.  It makes my heart soar to hear his voice. I confess, I miss him. I don’t miss his behaviors though. Tweet #fighting4answrs Continue Reading

2 weeks and counting

It has been two weeks since David entered placement. In  the intervening time period, we have had an IEP, we have received his first treatment plan.  We have learned that David is pushing limits already. He has stolen something every single day that he has been a resident.  Either from the school that is on-site,… Continue Reading

David has a treatment plan

We received a copy of David’s treatment plan today. Work on not stealing. Work on aggressive response. Safety plan – If David has a behavior that is aggressive, this is how they will respond to it.  In order. Regroup Grounding Time Out Physical Escort Physical Transport NCI (Non-Crisis Intervention) Seclusion Hospitalization Legal Action as necessary… Continue Reading

a brand new IEP for the year

We are blessed. We are blessed to have an incredible team of caring people working for David’s behalf. Today we had an IEP team meeting and talked about strengths and weaknesses.  David has many of each.  In future posts I will talk about many of them.  Today though, let us talk about the team. Caring… Continue Reading

In Sickness and in Health

When my bride and I got married, that was a part of our vows.  As I am sure it was for most of our readers. It seems to me that when we have children there is an implied vow “in sickness and in health”. I don’t know of any parent who wouldn’t gladly switch places… Continue Reading

what is this? an mp3 player?

Received a phone call tonight from the residential facility where David is. Seems he had an mp3 player.  The staff was pretty sure that it belonged to the cottage, but David can tell a pretty convincing lie. David evidently told the staff that we had given it to him. Nope! So they called and asked.… Continue Reading

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