It’s a sad reality. Our son David is mentally ill. I know it’s been a while since I last posted. So much has happened. On Feb 3, as I was driving into the city for a medical appointment, I received a call from the facility where David was. “If you don’t come and get him by 1pm, you will be charged with abandonment.” said the Clinical Director. I tried to explain that I was on my way to a medical appointment, 100 miles south of the facility. I explained that I had made arrangements to pick him up at 4pm. Not good enough. I was given the ultimatum, either pick up your son by 1pm, or be charged. As a result, I cancelled my appointment, turned around and went to pick him up. You see, he is well. Or so they believed. That’s why his peers want to kill him.
We are beginning to see the affects that the budget cuts are having on David’s care here in North Dakota. As a part of his ongoing care, I am trying to determine what services will be needed in the community for him to return home. I am all about long range planning. One of the key services that we utilized before placement was mentor support. Where he spent part of a day with a mentor doing things away from the home. It gave David a break from us and it gave the family a break from David. Due to the budget cuts that service is largely unavailable for him now. One mantra that we have heard here in North Dakota is that the budget cuts aren’t affecting people. I beg to differ. Not only are the budget cuts affecting people, they have long reaching consequences. We can’t get a
Just got a phone call from Social Services/Child Protective Services again. We would like to talk about your blog and other allegations. I feel like I am being harassed. These people don’t understand that, without the blog, he wouldn’t be getting the care he needs in any facility. How hard is it to understand that? Other allegations? I can only imagine that they mean the allegation that I pressed his face into the sidewalk. Which the deputy sheriff who responded that last day David was home can attest to. It didn’t happen. There is no sidewalk. David didn’t have one mark on him. Seriously people. Want to me to do a what if list of the things that have been done incorrectly this year alone by the state? I mean seriously. I think that it is time to get an attorney. Tweet #fighting4answrs