What do you do when you need to balance the mental illness of one child against the wellness of a whole family? Do you allow the mentally ill and potentially very violent child to return home? Or do you push for another residential placement?
It is always an adjustment to life when the structure of the home environment changes. It has been a couple of weeks since he has been home, and I still find myself getting up at all hours to check on him. Unable to sleep at night, I find that even when I force myself to be awake during the day time, it is difficult for me to sleep at night. I may have to seek medical help to get past that. I wonder if my therapist can recommend something. I don’t know. Maybe the most difficult thing is that some days I think that this is all a dream and that he is going to come marching in the door, say “I want a snack!” and then we are right back where we were a month ago. Even as he was entering his second year away from home during his
Good morning my friends. Hope this note finds you well. Yesterday was an excellent day. This morning, David was in full on mode. Jumping from topic to topic so quickly that we couldn’t keep up. In the course of 30 minutes, I bet he talked about 50 different things. When he is like this there isn’t a lot that we can do except give him his ADHD meds and pray that they take hold before he gets to school. I imagine that the kids in the van had to tell him many times to stop talking. Mr School Van Driver, my apologies. Be happy that you only had to listen to it for 57 miles. That is all for this morning. Tonight, if my legs cooperate, David and I are going for a bike ride. More on that later. Carl Tweet #fighting4answrs