David is on a track to potential discharge in March of 2016. I won’t go in to the ins and outs of his program. I don’t necessarily agree with discharge at this point. David has been having difficulties the last two days. And a couple of times over the last month. If his care and issues aren’t properly documented, my fear is that he will not get the care that he needs. His behaviors are escalating. Please, don’t do him any favors by not documenting his care. If he does something, please document it. It is the only way to ensure that he is getting the care he needs. We saw this in his last placement where things weren’t documented in the lodge/cottage/residence. He ended up being discharged against doctors orders because Medicaid said he needed to go home since he wasn’t making any progress and was not regressing either.
When is your child old enough? at 18? when they go to college? At some point we all have to let our children go. Go off in the world and make successes and errors of their own. Hope that the way they were raised prevents unexpected developments, jail sentences and things of that nature. It is difficult. I will be the first to admit that I am struggling. My eldest daughter is off to college in the fall, and while I understand that it is a part of the growing up process, I don’t want to let her go. Like a good friend said… “if there was an award for worry, every parent would be nominated…” With love in my heart, I let her go like a dove taking flight after learning how to fly. Tweet #fighting4answrs
>my heart is breaking. No moral compass. He steals anything that catches his eye. His favorite statement when confronted about something that is missing is “I don’t have it” or “I don’t know”. The house is in an upheaval now because he has stolen something important to just about everyone in the house. When we finally find the item or object buried in his stuff he says he didn’t take it. Then says he doesn’t know why he lied about taking it. To all of my family that I ever stole from when I was a kid, I am so sorry for doing that to you. I really had no idea the damage I was doing to you or our family. Even the little things of no value mean something to someone. Tweet #fighting4answrs