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My pain today

My pain tonight comes not from my body, road weary and tired of travel.  DSCF2182_v1

It doesn’t come from the connective tissue illness with which I have long lived.

It comes from saying good bye to David.

From leaving him behind in a far off place to be cared for by others.

My heart knows that he is in a safe place.  In honesty, he is doing very well.  Not yet consistent enough to come home.

On the other side, there is a sense of joy.  Of Gladness.  Tomorrow I will be at home with my family.  One more night of travel.

monthly staffing report – Good Stuff

Today we had our monthly update conference call for David. When he left his previous placement he was struggling with some subjects.  Not sure if the standards are different in the new facility, but they report that he has a C average in all of his classes. He is not doing remedial work.  He is… Continue Reading

An update on David’s recent crisis

David is stable.  He is still under the suicide watch and will continue to be for the next couple of days.  Tomorrow he sees the psych team, and Tuesday we meet with the therapist. Because of the number of staff that need to work with David at any one point, they didn’t have enough in… Continue Reading

Don’t second guess our decision about our son

We don’t need you to second guess our decisions about our sons care. We know his conditions better than just about anyone, including his medical team. Until you have lived in our home with him, experienced his violent temper, and manic behaviors, you can’t tell us that we are wrong to embark on the path… Continue Reading

A watershed moment

yesterday, Friday, was something of a watershed moment for us.  We realize that we are one day closer to moving David to another state for the ongoing care and treatment of his multifaceted mental illness.  On Monday, December 23, we will have our last monthly staffing meeting for David. On Monday, December 23, we will… Continue Reading

Mental Illness and magic

So it seems like the residence where David is has this belief that after 1 year his issues should go away. If only mental illness worked that way. You know how it is.. on day 364, mental illness is still raging.  on day 365, it is magically gone. yeah, that’s the ticket. Got an email… Continue Reading

A letter to my son. David.

David, As I write this I am faced with the reality that you are being moved further from our home.  From your family. I wish that things could be different. David, you have a multifaceted mental illness.  As a result of this, we do not feel that it is safe for you to live at… Continue Reading

David is worried

David called. I could sense the worry in his voice. The first thing he asked about was what goals he needed to have so that he could stay at his current location rather than being moved to the new facility.  Rather than going elsewhere, he would rather come home. David is still too volatile to… Continue Reading

Bed Available!

Today, we received notification from David’s current residential placement that there is a bed open at another facility. Evidently, David has been accepted at this other facility, and we have to call them. Now.  we haven’t made application to the other facility. So I called the other facility and asked how they can accept David… Continue Reading

PRTF Level Care

When your child requires PRTF level care, you hope that the facility he enters is full of compassionate individuals who want the best interest of your child.  You hope that your child will find long term care if that is what is necessary. Today we were notified that our son received the third denial for… Continue Reading