Honesty is often times a misunderstood topic when it comes to David. Is he inherently honest? Yes, I think so. I think that most people are. At least that is what I believe. On the other hand. Do I believe everything David tells me? No. I think not, and neither should you. Let me give you an example. Let’s us say that David and I are having a conversation about the weather. Just for example. David: How you doing? Me: I am ok. We are having a blizzard. David: I’ll trade places with you if you want… Me: No David, you need to work your program, but I hope to visit you for a couple of hours soon. Hopefully later next month. David: Did you know they have guest housing here? ======== and that would be the sum total of our conversation. Later, I would find out that David is
David was in crisis. His manic moods are nothing new to us. They are new to the facility where he lives now. Today, among other things, they called and talked about an allegation that David made against a staff. David has learned that he can file grievances and complaints against the staff at the facility. While it is great that the residents have the ability to do that, I wonder… See when David is in a mood swing, he can become very violent, lashing out at anything and anyone. We know first hand just how strong his little body can be when he is in a mood swing. He can get out of most holds. There were times when I had to lay my body across his to get him to stop hurting either himself or someone else. I am more than 4 times his body weight. I applaud the
Just received a call from the new facility. I could hear David in the background. Full breakdown screaming. Evidently he is in crisis right now. Have to find out how they define crisis, but it sounds like one of the other kids in the facility was having a rough time, and David was feeding off that boy’s behavior. So as a courtesy the staff called to let me know about it, and what their response was going to be. Before the staff could explain it to me, the call ended. When they called back, it was explained that David did something to the phone. At any rate, by the time the call ended, David was in time out, and well on his way to being restrained. I told the staff to call anytime they needed to do so. Imagine what he will be like when they start changing his meds.