Category Archives: hospital

visited my son tonight

I went to see my son tonight. He wants to know when he can come home from the hospital.  home-page-slide-1

Nothing about the other night.  When I asked him why he wants to come home, it was all about missing the trip to Bismarck with his mentor that he does once a week.

Nothing about the family.  No regrets about his behaviors.  Just “when can I come home?”

I told him that when he starts being honest with himself and the staff there about what is going on, then I would think about it.

This afternoon I attended the “Informal Adjustment Conference” to let them know where David is.  Talked to the guy for about half an hour about what we have been dealing with.

Last night, the psychiatrist recommended placing David in a detention center until the bed is available.  Today, I relayed that request to the gentleman at the conference and he said that it wasn’t a good idea, and couldn’t be done without the commission of a “serious” crime. The events of Tuesday night aren’t serious enough.

That is all for now.  I wonder if the social worker from the hospital will call tomorrow and tell me to come and get him.

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

bingo, we have a winner – update from the hospital

Well yesterday, we took our youngest to the hospital and admitted him to the psych unit.   Today I got a call from the doctor in the ward.  He asked me why we had not been giving David his medicines. When I explained that we had been giving them to him four times a day, and… Continue Reading

have i failed as a father?

I feel like a failure. My youngest son has hacked into his brother’s facebook account and threatened to kill someone. And then he lied about doing it, even when confronted by the evidence. How do I learn about this? The victim’s parents called the Sherrif. I don’t blame them. I blame myself. I blame my… Continue Reading

assault in a high school

my daughter has been bullied at her school all year. Today we are in the ER because she got hit hard enough that she blacked out. We are going to file assault charges against the school. And who ever did this. We have told the school about the bullying issue before. Evidently they don’t take… Continue Reading