With David’s placement now occurring as early as Monday afternoon, I find myself pondering how long. How long will we find his hiding places in our home? Places where he has hidden things that he has taken from others. How long will we wonder at some item that we have found and who it belongs to? I wonder how long he will believe that we still love him and want him to be a part of our family? We don’t place him in a residential facility on a whim, and it seems to me that there are people who don’t understand how we reached this decision. David suffers from a mental illness that can’t be corrected with medication, or punishment. In time, it is our hope that he will learn to behave in a fashion that is appropriate for society. At age 11, we are not ready to give up
Finally, got a call back from one of the intake people at the residential facility today. It appears that they are waiting on some additional paperwork from his last residential care facility. As a result, they aren’t able to admit him yet. Maybe on Monday. Words can not describe how I feel right now. Related articles Basic Service Levels – Universal Application (whynotfathers.com) We Brought David Home (whynotfathers.com) You are like night staff (whynotfathers.com) stealing from school (whynotfathers.com) Tweet #fighting4answrs
I sleep during the day, because I stay up all night long with my son. This morning, just as I was getting into a good sleep, I received a call from the facility where David will eventually be a resident. They need a list of hospital stays for him going back two years. Evidently it is too much work for them to go through his medical records and dig up the information for themselves. So I told them… “David doesn’t sleep at night.” “As a result, I stay up all night with him.” “You are cutting into my night time right now.” “If you had told me yesterday or even last week that you needed this information, I wouldn’t be upset.” So I sent them an email with the information that they need. Later in the afternoon I called and asked if the bed was indeed going to be available.