Just got off the phone with a social worker from the unit. She explained that they will work with us as much as they can to get him into a residential treatment center (rtc). Limitation on his stay where he is at while we get this sorted is Medicaid. Medicaid could decide at any time that he has stayed there long enough. Sucks when bureaucracy can make life decisions on your behalf. Some one watching their computer screen could see his case pop up on their screen, and decide that it has been 48, 72 or 96 hours and that he needs to come home. Because there “is no therapeutic need for him to be there”. Never mind that he is there while we work placement arrangements. So I said, “if they decide that, we will pull him out, put ourselves up in a hotel and then check him back
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
We put David in the hospital for a psych eval today. The hardest things I have ever done involve placing him in the hospital. Today was no different. In my reality, I want my little boy to be home, surrounded by his family. safe. protected. In his reality, things are much different. We are the enemy. Today the last thing that he said to me as he walked through the doors, “good luck getting me to come home.” I will continue to fight for David, to ensure that he gets the best care possible. I would love nothing more than to bring him home and keep him here. I won’t go through the ins and outs of what happened today to push for this placement, but it was, in part, requested by David. I just delivered on my promise that certain behaviors would earn him a stay in the hospital.