I tend to forget, and I shouldn’t. Every action is designed to get attention. Every behavior is designed to get attention. I asked him this morning, “what do you gain from this behavior?” His answer? “I don’t know” —————— I wish that he did. I would much rather award positive behavior, than the negative that we have been seeing. Still, everything considered he is doing better than before he went to the residential facility. Of course, are are nearing the end of what is typically the honeymoon period. His honeymoon typically lasts 6 weeks. ———- Last night I was giving him his meds, he had a glass of water. he acted like it was slipping out of his hand, water sloshing around, above the rim… nearly soaked my laptop. So I called him on it. Thus beginning an hour of negative behaviors. All because I told him to set
So, evidently, a majority of David’s team at the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) thinks that he is ready to come home. Never mind the self-harming and manic episodes from last month. Never mind the negative behaviours or need for him to have a highly structured environment. So while his Mother and I don’t think that he is ready to come home, and that his primary doesn’t think he is ready to come home, and that some of his care team that has been with him since basically the beginning of our struggles to get him services doesn’t think he is ready to come home… There is a pretty fair chance that he will be released in the next two to three weeks. Today I was asked if there was a discharge plan in place. HELLO?!? Up until last Friday we had no idea this was even on the radar!
It’s me again Margaret. hehe… Reminds me of this old Ray Stevens classic. So anyway. traveling today, out to see David. We live on the edge of the Bakken oil field. In order to get to where David is, you have to drive through a portion of the field. It is mostly Interstate travel. Today as I was motoring along in my van, it struck me that the road for about 100 miles in Western North Dakota is all one large bump. Or rather, as series of mini-bumps trying to pretend to be one large bump. Traveling this stretch of highway is how I imagine riding in a small ocean going vessel would be. Just as you crest one wave, there is another right behind it. Travels have been fairly uneventful thus far, although we did get an alert from our bank that there was suspicious activity on my credit