David is doing well. But then, he always does fairly well while he is in care. We do regular visits, when we go to the city, we try to at least take him out for a meal. We also spend time with him at the facility and when we do our supply shopping, he goes with us. This is all a far cry from bringing him home on a day pass. Or a weekend pass. I get that he is doing well. He is good at that. Always has been. We have seen where he struggles with success in the facility and self-sabotages that success. Last year he was home for almost 10 months. During which time, we lived what can best be characterized as a shelter, fear filled life. Not just me, but the whole family. We lived in fear of what he might do. So please, understand that
Cynic. A person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view. Cynicism. The attitude or beliefs of a cynic. I spoke briefly with David’s doctor today. Seems David is doing very well. As well as anyone has ever seen him behave. Which is great. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the strides he is making are wonderful. However, David is well versed in manipulating his world into what he wants and sees as ideal. So I take everything with a salt lick size grain of salt. We had a period when he was home last year, before things started the downhill slide, where he was quite good. Where his behavior was more of what we would expect from a typical teenager. Until he started stealing, lying, and trying to crash the family van. When we would
Hi, this is a post about Anxiety. I don’t know about triggers for anxiety, but you should be aware of that before reading further if you are easily triggered. thank you for reading. Long time no post. Seriously though with David in the facility there hasn’t been a lot to say. Especially because I don’t want anyone to accuse us of violating his right to privacy. Things are as good as they can be, but then, he always has thrived in facility based care. This post is about me. Last night I experienced what I can only call a panic attack. Not sure if it is anxiety driven or what, but to say it was overwhelming would be an incredible understatement. I am better today, thankfully my bride has helped me through this with her wonderful support. This is a first for me, and I hope it never happens again.