Living a life filled with fear does things to the body. I have a number of chronic health issues, and the stress from this is exacerbating those health issues. Please, if you are reading this then you have either an interest in the topic, or are experiencing it yourself. Remember these key things. It’s not your fault. The way that you feel, about yourself and your child is perfectly normal. Seek help. Talk to a therapist, a doctor, your priest or rabbi, heck, talk to Harvey the Rabbit if it helps. But talk to someone, don’t keep stuffing this. It won’t help anyone long term. Know and understand that you are not alone. There are a number of support groups both via facebook and on the Internet. If you can’t find one on your own send us a comment and we will see if we can help you find something.
What is it like to live in fear? Having never lived in a war zone, or been active in a war zone, I can’t say that our experience compares to that. What I can say is this. Living day to day on edge constantly because you don’t know from one minute to the next what your child is going to do, whether or not they are going to explode in anger, assault you, throw themselves at the wall, steal things, or try to kill the family pets will take a huge toll on you. If he is angry enough to carve on himself, to then reach into that wound and make the wound larger by tearing his own flesh with his own hands, what is he capable of doing to someone else? When a child can easily go 48 hours without sleep, it takes a toll. When you have chronic
So what else is new? right? Received this notice from the facility where our son resides. I am sure you will be receiving a hard copy in the mail, but I wanted to notify you that as of 1/10/2015, David’s Medicaid has denied coverage for residential care and we were notified of this yesterday. (See attached letter) Facility is currently in the process of appealing this decision. I will keep you notified of the results of the appeal process which will be submitted early next week. They enclosed a copy of the notice that they received from the determination company that is under contract to our state Medicaid. The rationale for this decision is: David is a 13 year old boy who is diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and pervasive development disorder. He was in a residential setting in North Dakota for over a year and transferred to the