We are repeatedly told that we need to do more. So we are doing more. We have added intensive in home therapy, individual therapy, and have ongoing mentor support (staff). We also are visiting doctors and psychiatrists. I spend my days either on the road to the cities, or at home chasing down this report or that report. The reports are the WISC, BASC and what not. It seems like it takes four or five calls to track down who has the report. Then it takes four or five calls to get them to release the records. Of course, everyone needs a release signed, though we sign them in the Spring of the year. So I travel in the other direction in order to get those releases signed. Last week, a call was made to the in state facility. This generated a review of the decision to deny placement of
Every day is a struggle of one kind or another. Sometimes it goes hour to hour whether behaviors will hit us or not. But then we have days like today. Today we had an awesome day. On a scale of 1 to 10 in awesomeness, today ranked about an 8.5. Sure we had some minor behaviors, but we had more positive than negative and that deserves to be celebrated. David can lose privileges quickly once he gets on a roll of negative behaviors. One of the first that he loses is lawn mowing. Only because it is his favorite activity. Now before you jump all over me for taking away this particular activity, it is also the very first thing that he earns back with positive behaviors. This is the second week in a row where he has been able to mow. Does that mean that he is cured? No.
I am frustrated. Well beyond frustrated, and I am trying to work through it. What it amounts to is this. We are trying to get David services. So the facility that he was in two and a half years ago was approached. Again. We are trying to get them to rethink their denial. At any rate. The basic reason that they won’t accept him for care? Blame the parents. We aren’t doing enough. When he was there two years ago, we didn’t do enough. We didn’t participate in family therapy. We didn’t do this, we didn’t do that. After all of that was refuted, they blamed David. Said it was because he was too aggressive. That he didn’t do this therapy or that. Again we refuted their blame. Will this result in a bed? I don’t know. What I would like to do is for someone to make me a