This book, has helped me through the early part of my son’s return from a psychiatric facility. I have posted about it before. 🙂 Here.
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David has been home for most of 10 days.
Do I expect perfection?
I am proud of the changes that I am seeing in him.
Does he still have mental health issues?
Yes. He is not cured. Not by any means.
For now, I will take it.
We are still struggling with getting therapists and psych teams set up. Since he has been in facility for more than 2 years, he is considered a new patient by his last psychiatrist. As a result, it will be April before we can get in and see her. I am begging for a spot on the call list. You know, the list that they can call if an opening happens because of a cancellation.
Playing phone tag with mentoring. 🙂 At least that is on the schedule.
As far as medicaid is concerned, no news. Since the people at medicaid decided he needed to come home, other fun things have happened. For example, one of the medications that is used to stabilize David, medicaid refuses to pay for. Medicaid is not the primary payer on his bills. Blue Cross is. With Blue Cross, our portion is still well over 100 dollars. We will find a way.
We are still adapting to David being home. He is adapting to us, and freedom.
School is going good, though he is only going half days right now.
David complains that one of the teachers doesn’t have a sense of humour. I explained that some people don’t and he best not be joking around with this teacher.
As Kasey Kasem used to say, “Keep reaching for the stars.”
thank you everyone for your kind words. Sure we are still in the honeymood phase, and one good break down will undo a lost of the trust that has built, but I will take what I can get. One day at a time.
No matter how ugly today is, tomorrow’s beautiful sunrise will brighten a brand new day.Tweet #fighting4answrs
Today’s post is about our favorite special education teacher. Yes.
Actually, it isn’t what you think.
This teacher has moved to a new district, and while I am happy that the teacher is no longer working with my children, and hasn’t been for a few years actually, I do have knowledge of their work through my bride.
So let me say this. This post is not about complaint.
Rather, I am proud of what this teacher has accomplished this year. This teacher is in a work environment where they can get the support that they need to excel at being the kind of special education teacher I think that they can be. And I think that they will be the kind of teacher that they hoped to be when they first started out to become an educator.
The kind of teacher that makes a difference in the lives of her students.
Sure this teacher isn’t make the difference alone, rather as part of a team of professionals. But it helps when said professionals tell you that you can’t do things, or that the things that you are doing aren’t working. It helps when you have direction in your job to be the best kind of educator possible.
It is my hope that this teacher can continue to improve. Continue to let go of old habits. Continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
This is not to say that I won’t author articles listing transgressions from our favorite special education teacher. But praise is earned here.
Hopefully praise will be earned from the parents who have children in this teachers class.
Thumbs up from Why Not Fathers. – I hope that the change continues to hold.