David is off close watch. They moved him off the lower level of the residence, and to the main floor. This allows them to keep a closer eye on him. I miss the little guy. I advised staff that we need to ensure that we are looking at his meds. While not a cure, they do help him. But they can only help if they are appropriately used, up to and including changing his prescriptions. Other than minor adjustments, David hasn’t undergone a full scale med wash in almost a year. Whereas before his current placement he underwent a med wash about every 6 to 8 weeks. I hope that they hear me. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Just received the weekly report that encompasses all of the week not just the immediate emergence of chronic cases. Today was another “off” day. David destroyed a bunch of recently created Christmas decorations that his peers had made. Evidently he was upset. He did a number of other things, including trying to run away. He destroyed some carpet in the lower level of the lodge, he unplugged a bunch of computers in his classroom. He has been generally combative. He broke into the refrigerator and stole a bunch of Pediasure. Drank all of them. He has threatened to kill staff. There is so much more, that I feel overwhelmed by the details of it all. To be fair to David, it seems that all of the peers in his unit or lodge are struggling right now. Since all of the kids with him have an Autism diagnosis of some type,
My goal is to raise awareness. Please, if you read my blog, share it with others. Our beautiful son is not the only child who is struggling with mental illness. There are others out there. So please, share my blog with others that we might work together to raise awareness. Awareness begins with one voice and builds steam from there. I know quite a few parents who have been fighting for their children for a long time, far longer than we have been fighting for Marc. Voice’s get tired. People get tired. So let’s rally the troops.
Mental illness encompasses a broad range of things. Each mental illness is important.
Thank you again for your support. It means the world to my family. To me.