Today we had our visit with David. He was uncooperative at first. So mom and I explained to him that his transfer to a facility out of state is pending. He asked us why. So we explained that since he is not listening, not working his program, antagonistic to his peers and generally uncooperative, that the current facility wants us to transfer him to another more restrictive facility. He said he doesn’t want to move. For the record, we don’t want him to move either. More on that in a bit. We asked him what he wants for Christmas, as we may need to celebrate Christmas early with him if the transfer goes through before Christmas. His response broke our hearts. “I want to stay here, I don’t want to move there.” All in all, it ended up being a positive visit. As we returned him to the residence, I
Today, we had a staffing for David. These occur monthly. Participants include social workers, therapists, and parents. By all accounts, he is doing well. For the most part he is stable. Residence staff reported that since the seizure on Friday, David has been rather subdued. He seems to be nervous or upset about what happened. He doesn’t spend a lot of time talking about it. Medical reported that David’s seizure wasn’t caused directly by the Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin simply lowered his threshold so that an underlying condition is more prominent. That said, David will be scheduled for testing to see what level of seizures he has been having. In hindsight, he has exhibited some aspects of seizures. There are times in the past where teachers have noticed that David has “vacated” or gotten a look in his eye. Could this have been an ongoing sign of seizure activity? We don’t know.
that says “your son has had a seizure, and is on the the way to the emergency room via ambulance.” It was nearly two hours before I noticed the message on my cell phone, which tells me a number of things. They didn’t attempt all of the communications methods that we listed in the paperwork for his admission. They didn’t call both home and cell phone for dad. UPDATE they did leave a message on our home phone. They didn’t call both work and cell phone for mom. They didn’t call the third party emergency contact. They didn’t email me until after I had sent a message arranging for our Sunday visit. And by this time, it was more of an “Don’t know if you got my message or not, but David had a seizure today around 1:45…” In the end, preliminary indications are that he had an allergic reaction