My friends, Last month, the son of a dear friend of ours was burned in a tragic accident. He will be a long time in recovering. Tragically during this time, the home that the family was renting has been sold and now they have to move. Collin goes to wound care 2 times a week at 100 miles round trip each visit. In addition, mom, who is a stay at home mom, has taken on the role of caregiver and nurse, in addition to being mom and driver. The cost of care associated with a burn of this magnitude is extraordinary and has rapidly depleted the families savings. Now, because Collin has missed so much school, and will miss many more, the family is faced with hiring a tutor for him until the school district kicks in and picks up the costs. If you can help please follow this link.
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 Appearing sullen and withdrawn.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
It seems that our son is afraid of moving to another facility. Keep in mind that there has been no talk of moving him to another facility. But it is a fear of his. Since his primary changed a couple of weeks ago, he has been in a down hill slide. Can’t undo the change in primary because one staff member changed employment. He has been: Combative Stealing Hoarding food and snacks Disruptive As part of his treatment plan he is isolated from his peers at meal time, as that is when he provokes most frequently. He can not enter the kitchen/dining portion of the lodge without a chaperone. We tried to assure David that there are no plans to move him. If anything we are increasing the praise we are giving him for the good things that he does, and not focusing on the negative. In essence we are