>Can’t force someone to ask for help. Can’t force them to accept help. Today one of our other kids asked for help. I actually said thank you. So we can start getting the other kids to therapy for help with dealing with the things that surround David. Tweet #fighting4answrs
>A lot has happened since my last post. We received a tentative diagnosis of “brain injury” for our son. He started a partial hospitalization program last week, and today has been a long day. today is the first time I have heard someone use the term “brain damage” and his name in the same sentence. M was put in the hospital from the program he was in. When I asked what he did to necessitate him being put into the hospital.. the only thing i was told is that he was out of control. Want a kick in the guts? have someone tell you “we know he has brain damage”. I will wait to confirm “Brain Damage” with the psychiatrist. I know that the psychiatrist was talking about a brain injury diagnosis, but did not know that our son had been firmly diagnosed. So our son is in the hospital again.
>Heard from the Principal of our school today. The placement meeting is to talk about transportation costs for taking him to the hospitalization program. Not one word was said about our privacy concerns. Interesting that I had an explanation of why they scheduled it for when we couldn’t be there. We also were told that we can invite anyone that we would like, but since they don’t have addresses for the people involved, we are responsible for inviting them. So now we are meeting not this week, but next week before he starts the program. They scheduled the meeting so that they could invite the head of the local Special Services group and because they feel a sense of urgency regarding M, because he attacked his teacher. I have not seen any incident reports, sheriff reports or other statements regarding the incident last week that resulted in his suspension. The