Today, we received notification from David’s current residential placement that there is a bed open at another facility. Evidently, David has been accepted at this other facility, and we have to call them. Now. we haven’t made application to the other facility. So I called the other facility and asked how they can accept David if we haven’t made application yet. Waiting to hear back from them now. It frustrates me that we can continually ask why he needs to be moved, the only thing that they say is that he needs more one on one staff and increased structure. We are not in favor of his placement at any other facilities. However, since David’s placement is parental, rather than judicial, we may not have a choice. It isn’t safe to bring him home, and if the facility wants to, they could discharge him tomorrow. David has abandonment issues. How
When your child requires PRTF level care, you hope that the facility he enters is full of compassionate individuals who want the best interest of your child. You hope that your child will find long term care if that is what is necessary. Today we were notified that our son received the third denial for in-state care. This means that now we are looking at out of state facilities to provide “the same level” of care as he is getting now. This is being done under the guise of “we just don’t think that we can meet his needs anymore”. Last Spring, when we had a meeting with the school, and the teaching staff told us that David needed care at a different level, the treatment staff told us that they weren’t ready to give up. Then, two months later, they did just that. As we neared the one year
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.