Tag Archives: NDBloggers

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 him to ensure that he didn’t get into anything he wasn’t supposed to.  Once he was outside, I hollered for him to stop and talk to me.  He was about half a city block away and picking up speed.  Staff at this point was coming out of the residence.  So I told them that he was running away from us.

The Great Day of His Wrath
The Great Day of His Wrath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In his anger, he left behind all of his toys.  So his sister brought them out to the door by his cottage.  David erupted.  Said that she was stealing his stuff.  His sister engaged and defended herself.  You don’t go against David even if you are defending yourself.  So I stepped between them. I calmly took the toys and was going to give them to staff.  David didn’t want that.  So I set the toys on the ground, we got into our vehicle and prepared to drive away.

David was missing a ball that he had thrown across the room in anger, so he slapped the windows on the car and started yelling that we had stole it.  We explained to staff that it was in the room where our visit was.  Then we left.

The kids have decided that they aren’t sure that they want to see David for a while.  I won’t force the issue.

David is of the opinion that he is never in the wrong.  As we were leaving I told David that I would call him later.  He said “I don’t care if you never call again, I hate you.”  Which I know is just his mental illness talking.

It has been a while since we were the brunt of his anger, and I think that the rest of our kids were surprised about how scary it is.  This is why we can’t have him come home.  When he was home, it was like this everyday.

We stopped and let all of the kids calm down.  Got them a book or two, and then left for home.  While we were there, I contacted the residence to see how David was doing.  He was fine.  In fact he was outside playing basketball.

a short while after that, he called mom.  and apologized.


Enhanced by Zemanta

Some days make everything worthwhile

I will be the first to admit, raising a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder is a challenge.  Raising a David is an incredible challenge. Today. Made it all worthwhile. I have chronic illnesses, and as a result, sometimes have difficulty sleeping.  Some days too much, other days, not at all.  Friday night was one of… Continue Reading

a smile, and a wakeup

My sleep schedule is messed up because of illness.  I might sleep 14 hours today and none tomorrow.  I sleep when my body lets me. Today, I was in the middle of a rem cycle, and the phone rang.  How awesome that David called two days in a row.  He asked if I was sleeping,… Continue Reading

a hypothetical about ethics and parental responsiblity – Updated

The story I am about to relay is purely hypothetical. When I am done, I will ask two questions. ++++++++++++++++++++++ A child with emotional and mental health illness is in a 2nd grade classroom.  The parents do everything that they can to ensure that IDEA is followed and their child gets the education that they… Continue Reading

the phone call

… sounds ominous doesn’t it? I just had the phone call to end all phone calls. Out of the blue, I get a call from the facility where David lives. I am thinking… uh-oh, David got put in a hold or something. Nope. Not even close. It was David calling, “do you have time to… Continue Reading

Fantastic Family Visit

Well, Sunday we had the whole family up to visit David. All of the kids were there, as well as Mom and I. We spent the period watching Finding Nemo, and playing games.  All in all, I count it as a major success.  No meltdowns, no tantrums.  I wish they all went so well. Tweet… Continue Reading

Who makes major life decisions

for our son? Turns out, it may not necessarily be his mother or myself. Quite frankly, it may not be the team of psychiatrists or other professionals associated with his case. It for sure doesn’t seem to be the psychiatric residential treatment center where he is a resident, or the school where he is in… Continue Reading

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 786432 bytes) in /home/clntfctr/public_html/whynotfathers.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/locales.php on line 2149