We put David in the hospital for a psych eval today. The hardest things I have ever done involve placing him in the hospital. Today was no different. In my reality, I want my little boy to be home, surrounded by his family. safe. protected. In his reality, things are much different. We are the enemy. Today the last thing that he said to me as he walked through the doors, “good luck getting me to come home.” I will continue to fight for David, to ensure that he gets the best care possible. I would love nothing more than to bring him home and keep him here. I won’t go through the ins and outs of what happened today to push for this placement, but it was, in part, requested by David. I just delivered on my promise that certain behaviors would earn him a stay in the hospital.
It’s in the past. That is how David responds when we try to talk to him about the threats that he made toward that individual on facebook. “I don’t want to talk about it, because it’s in the past.” It was last Wednesday February 29. Just because it is in the past doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. He is not allowed to use computers. So he argued with his mom about using the iPad. So now he isn’t allowed to be in his room alone. Why? he steals and it is easier to keep an eye on him in the common areas rather than in his room. Why? He shares a room with his older brother and his older brother has a computer. So very frustrated. David managed to convince the hospital staff that he was an angel and didn’t get his medicine because mom and dad didn’t
Well yesterday, we took our youngest to the hospital and admitted him to the psych unit. Today I got a call from the doctor in the ward. He asked me why we had not been giving David his medicines. When I explained that we had been giving them to him four times a day, and watching him take them, the doctor began to see things a little more clearly. Evidently David has not been swallowing his medicine. The blood work doesn’t show any rittalin or zyprexa in his blood which means he hasn’t swallowed any for at least three days. So now we are going to get him back on his medicines, and work on getting some compliance issues taken care of that will ensure that he takes his medicine like he is supposed to. Tweet #fighting4answrs