Dad’s are supposed to be able to fix things. I can’t fix this. I can’t undo the damage caused by a selfish woman who did not think of her unborn child when she proceeded to get herself loaded up on drugs.
Staff called tonight. David was in a good place to talk to me tonight. When he is manic, it just isn’t a good idea. David addressed his concerns. Doesn’t want to be there for another 6 months to a year. Thinks that he is being lied to. Doesn’t understand why we aren’t coming out for Christmas. Wants a Nintendo DS for Christmas. In truth. Before David can come home, not only does he need to work his treatment plan, but he also needs to avoid outbursts, and learn to identify when he is starting a manic episode if he can. In addition to that, before he can come home, there needs to exist, a residence that is similar to the facility he is in currently. One that will provide him a step-down or transition to home. A place from where we can stage home visits. Where
So I get called every Friday night. at 10:30. I asked for it to be that late in the day. It is just me. Every one else is asleep. I can talk freely about David, his week, his needs and make recommendations for the staff. Last week, David called and told us about this girl who he thinks has a crush on him. He wanted to know what I thought he should do. So I explained. It is ok for a girl to like you. It is ok for you to like a girl. It is probably against the rules in your facility for you to have a girlfriend. So this week, during the report, he primary said that he is different this week than they have ever seen. Not asking for snack, not eating his favorite snack. Appearing sullen and withdrawn. And the staff thought that they heard David