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Placement begins

Today, David was placed in a psychiatric residential treatment facility.  He was a bit nervous, but hid it well.

Seems like a rather nice facility.

Hopefully, he won’t be discharged against doctor’s orders again.

For treatment to be successful, the decision to keep a patient in care shouldn’t be up to an insurance company.

It is going to take time for our family to return to pre-chaos life.  As much as we love having David in our home, we really don’t like the behaviors.  In time, his siblings will feel like they don’t need to hide in their rooms.

The current placement is an hour from our home so we can have frequent visits to him.  The nice thing too is that we have family in the city, so we can couple the visit to David with a visit to other family.

Wish David luck.

Well Meaning Social Workers and Good News

It has been a long day.  Because of a well meaning social worker who chose not to understand our situation, we had a Sheriff Deputy transport our son 100 miles to safe bed.  Safe bed is just that, a safe place for him to be, to rest, to get himself under control. There is no… Continue Reading

Residential Treatment Center – Application for Bed

We applied a few weeks ago to all instate Residential Treatment Centers (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities – PRTF) RTC’s. We have received denials from 2 of the 3 in our state. The first one directs us to search out a facility that treats the Reactive Attachment Disorder that David has. It recommends either a facility… Continue Reading

The truth about David.

We visited David tonight.  He wants to come home.  As much as we want him to come home, home isn’t the best place for him. It isn’t just the Reactive Attachment Disorder. It isn’t just the Autism. It isn’t just the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It isn’t just the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It isn’t just… Continue Reading