Today we had staffing for David. While I won’t go through the ins and outs of everything that was discussed, I will say this. The team isn’t ready to give up on him regardless of what the school says. We are going to explore the possibility that he is on a manic swing with his bipolar disorder. It would be one of many possible explanations for the escalation of his behavior. There were some scary things that we learned this week. David was biting a battery. You could see teeth marks in it. So he is not allowed batteries. He has limited access to electronic gadgets such as mp3 players. He has no computer privileges. His room gets stripped of everything every 4 hours. Why? Because even as much as he is watched, he still is very adept at taking that which does not belong to him. Especially cell phones.
I have been really struggling this week. Struggling with my hatred for an individual I have never met. Since I have left this hatred in my heart, I believe that it is affecting my health. I need to let it go. No amount of hatred can undo the damage that was done to David in the 9 month period that she had custody of his body before he was born. No amount of hatred will make him whole. So why be hateful? Ghandi said it best. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Forgiving isn’t the same as forgetting. All we have to do is look into David’s eyes to remember. All we have to do is to remember that without her, we wouldn’t have this child to call our son, our brother, our family. All of our energies should be spent helping David achieve
David, has a history of obsessive compulsive behaviors. Especially relating to electronic devices. David takes cell phones, remote controls, mp3 players. The people at his school knew this before he started there. They were reminded of this yesterday. We discussed this, yesterday. Why then would you leave your purse or cell phone where it is accessible by him? Isn’t that just setting him up for failure? David needs to be responsible for his own actions. I agree. But don’t they also need to think about their actions? They are supposed to be professionals. I am so frustrated right now. They described him as “incredibly quick” they said he “went down on one knee, got back up, and we knew that he had taken something, just not what that something was.” So now David is going to be charged with theft. Because it happened at the school and not the residence