Category Archives: Mental Health – Child

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visited David today

Stopped at the psych unit to see David tonight.  He was being so good that I didn’t stay long. He and some of the other patients were playing games.  It is rare when David sits still long enough to do anything, so I stayed long enough to give him a hug and let him know… Continue Reading

i wonder how long

With David’s placement now occurring as early as Monday afternoon, I find myself pondering how long. How long will we find his hiding places in our home?  Places where he has hidden things that he has taken from others. How long will we wonder at some item that we have found and who it belongs… Continue Reading

David isn’t going to placement today

Finally, got a call back from one of the intake people at the residential facility today. It appears that they are waiting on some additional paperwork from his last residential care facility. As a result, they aren’t able to admit him yet. Maybe on Monday. Words can not describe how I feel right now. Related… Continue Reading

Full Mood David

David is in full form this morning. I feel bad for his teacher having to deal with him all day today. It is really too bad, the morning started out great, but then I asked him to stop playing with his clean clothes, they are in a suitcase that we have packed in case he… Continue Reading

sleep talking

David talks in his sleep. We carry on regular conversations every night.  Mostly because I have learned that if I don’t respond when he is talking, he will wake up and it takes forever to get him to go back to sleep. Tonight, he wanted to know how to describe the apple products.  Since I… Continue Reading

Basic Service Levels – Universal Application

Our state has something called a “Universal Application.”  This is the application that anyone who requires care in the state system would use to access that care.  We filled one out last year for residential care for David, and another one again this year for his upcoming placement. Now.  That application collects a lot of… Continue Reading

disappointed in service levels

I sleep during the day, because I stay up all night long with my son. This morning, just as I was getting into a good sleep, I received a call from the facility where David will eventually be a resident.  They need a list of hospital stays for him going back two years. Evidently it… Continue Reading

stealing from school

Just got a phone call from the school that David goes to.  Evidently he got caught stealing an electronic dictionary from the school.  They are going to give him consequences. Um yeah.  Consequences.  These are the ones that don’t work… apologize. time out. write down what you did and why. no more access to the… Continue Reading

hypervigilance is starting to wear me out

This constant state of awareness is starting to wear me down. Having to always be on, and aware of David’s position/location in the house is wearing on everyone. tonight I caught him hiding a couple of combination padlocks in the couch.  He claimed to have found them on the floor.  He said that Cinnamon  must… Continue Reading

Sherlock Father and the Case of the Missing Gadget

Well, he came home. Had him take off his pants, in the process he had to kneel down and untie his shoes.  David thought that he would be clever with a little slight of hand.  I saw him move something on the floor. After he stood up, I patted down his socks, and the back… Continue Reading