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.
Not sure where it is coming from, but it seems like he is becoming paranoid. If I make the slightest noise he starts asking me what… what.. what.. I was working on my lap top, and he thought I was looking at him. Got all upset. If we are in another room, he has to come and find out what we are talking about, because he absolutely knows for certain that we are talking about him. He likes to provoke, and then watch to see the response. It is rather creepy. and then there are the times, I will be just sitting here, and turn to find him staring at me. Makes my skin crawl. Tweet #fighting4answrs
We have tried inpatient, we have tried long term psychiatric care, we have tried therapists, counselors, social workers, child psychiatrists, child psychologists. We have tried law enforcement. we have tried…. there isn’t much that we haven’t tried. We have tried different ones of each thinking it might have been a personality issue. He did well in long term care, until Medicaid decided that he wasn’t making enough progress and sent him home. And when they discharged him from the facility in January, no after care was planned, no follow up contact was done. Nothing. If it wasn’t for the work that we did, and one of our best case managers that we could ever hope to work with, we wouldn’t have as much as we do now for services. Three months later, we are still working on getting things into place. So yes, we have tried. Tweet #fighting4answrs