Yesterday we had the opportunity to see David, like we do every weekend. The visit started out rather rocky, with him copping an attitude about food. Seems that the cottage residents made brownies and he was afraid he wouldn’t get any. Watched a movie, mom and dad worked on some craft things. The best part about the visit was that David sat in a chair after the initial period of arguing and watched the movie. For the most part very quietly. It was nice to spend time with him and his brothers. He still thinks he should get to come home since he has been good for three days. I wish it was that simple. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Dear readers… Last month you may remember reading about David having a seizure. The psychiatrist put it down to his medication. As a result of my demands, they sent him to a neuro-psychiatrist. The neuropsych doctor ordered an EEG and a MRI. Staff was instructed to keep parents informed about the testing dates so that they could be there to offer support to David. Today, I received a call from a lady who identified herself as a nurse. Said that she had taken David to his MRI and now they were waiting on the EEG appointment. Claimed that she understood why I wasn’t there because of the icy roads and blowing snow that we experience here in the north country. I asked her what tests she was talking about. We were never notified of any tests. She asked me if I wanted to speak with David. David indicated that he
So it seems like the residence where David is has this belief that after 1 year his issues should go away. If only mental illness worked that way. You know how it is.. on day 364, mental illness is still raging. on day 365, it is magically gone. yeah, that’s the ticket. Got an email from our staff today. They don’t know from hour to hour what David’s mood and behavior are going to be. Where have they been for the last 14 months? Has David not been in their care? We told them this when we filled out the placement application. Every month at our staffing we told them. When he becomes Manic, we tell them you need to update his meds. You need to change his meds. If he is displaying manic behaviors, his meds aren’t working. Every MONTH. David was born addicted to a lot of drugs.