David is in a “safe bed” for the next four days. No t.v. no computer, no interaction with peers. Just him, four walls, a bed, a desk and a chair. He will have daily homework, written assignments, that he must complete.
David has been having many hour long tantrums and outbursts the last couple of days. Well, since Friday. They are worse when he steals things and gets caught. He has been getting caught a lot lately.
We discussed putting him into the hospital, and he was looking forward to that. So this is something new that we are going to try.
I went into this feeling relief for having a plan. Now, I feel sad. Sad that it has come to this. But! I have to protect the rest of the family. No one deserves to bear the brunt of another person’s never ending anger.
Still, if I could trade places with him mentally for even one day so that he could see himself, I would do so.
What happens next? I honestly don’t know. We are taking things pretty much one day at a time.
Leaving them in places where others can care for him doesn’t leave me feeling very good about myself. But this isn’t about me. These placements are about him. I need to focus on that.