Category Archives: antisocial personality disorder

and then we get a phone call….

that says “your son has had a seizure, and is on the the way to the emergency room via ambulance.” It was nearly two hours before I noticed the message on my cell phone, which tells me a number of things. They didn’t attempt all of the communications methods that we listed in the paperwork… Continue Reading

Parent Teacher Conferences – A joy for David

Mom and I went to Parent Teacher Conferences at the PRTF where David lives last night.  To say that we were surprised in what we heard would be an understatement.  By all accounts, David is doing well. Compared to last year, when he couldn’t be kept in the classroom, now, he does the work.  Not… Continue Reading

A call from David. An Apology. Small steps.

You have to understand.  With David, apologies aren’t like an apology you would receive from someone with hurt feelings.  He doesn’t feel remorse like other people do. That said, the fact that he called to apologize was a huge event for him.  He called specifically to talk to me, and apologize.  Evidently he is working… Continue Reading

Explosive Visit With David Today.

We saw David today.  The plan was a two hour visit.  We were there 20 minutes. The argument started because David decided that he wanted to be obstinate.  I was getting the situation defused when David decided that he was done with the visit and took off down the hallway.  I had to go after… 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

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

Missing David. and frustrated

People frustrate me.  Not all people.  Just some. Before David’s 12th birthday, we moved him, temporarily, to a different facility so that he could undergo a med wash. All the reports I have received have been about how good a child he is, and how he listens. That is great.  I am happy that they… Continue Reading