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 the Oppositional Defiant Disorder, the Childhood Conduct Disorder, the bipolar disorder, or any of the other diagnoses that he has and has had.
It is the combination of all of these things that is what is working against him.
What does this mean for David?
Home isn’t the best place for him. He never should have been discharged. The psychiatrist indicated that she sees no change in him now from before he began his first placement.
So Monday. We are going to start the paperwork. The process. The doctor is documenting their end of the record and will provide letters of support for placement. Not sure when he is coming home from his current stay. Will discuss that with the doctor on Monday.
As a result, we will be calling a team meeting of all of the people and organizations that are working with and for David’s treatment.
Please, a prayer for David, and our family as we seek whatever help we can get to ensure that David gets everything he needs to be the kind of person that we believe he can be.
The reality of our situation is that there are very few things that we haven’t tried to help him. What I document here, most days hardly scratches the surface. Is every day bad? No. Even the bad days have their good times. It means that the roller coaster that is his life is throwing a new loop in his path. Let’s help him stay on the appropriate path.
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My heart goes out to you. Remember that some of the best decisions for our kids are the hardest to made. Always in my prayers.
Being a parent is not always easy and I pray for your family…
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