It’s a sad reality. Our son David is mentally ill. I know it’s been a while since I last posted. So much has happened. On Feb 3, as I was driving into the city for a medical appointment, I received a call from the facility where David was. “If you don’t come and get him by 1pm, you will be charged with abandonment.” said the Clinical Director. I tried to explain that I was on my way to a medical appointment, 100 miles south of the facility. I explained that I had made arrangements to pick him up at 4pm. Not good enough. I was given the ultimatum, either pick up your son by 1pm, or be charged. As a result, I cancelled my appointment, turned around and went to pick him up. You see, he is well. Or so they believed. That’s why his peers want to kill him.
I noticed some tenderness Monday and Tuesday on my right side rib cage. So today I went to the clinic. I have bruised muscles/ribs on that side. Happened Sunday evening during the fracas with David. Lovely. Plus, my blood pressure is elevated. (I have experienced heart events in the past). On the other side of the coin. Talked with the social worker from the hospital. David is scheduled to be released on Friday and I am supposed to let her know what time I will be picking him up. I asked “what about the safety of my family?” “You should lock up your knives.” she stated matter-of-factly. She also stated that “you should contact the cops if you feel that you can’t handle him.” So… What do I do with that? Have a call into our care team. Mom and I are expanding our alternating coverage of him while he
There is a saying… “It only takes one fly to annoy a cow…” So, back in September 2011, my daughter sustained a concussion when she hit her head on the boat dock at the lake. With the latest concussion due to the assault last week, it could be weeks before she recovers. Currently she is suffering from headaches, dizziness, aversion to light, aversion to loud noises and a need for sleep. We saw the doctor today and she offered a shot of Taradol, which has to be delivered intra-muscularly. My daughter didn’t find that appealing so first we are going to increase her ibuprofen by 200mg and see how she does. If it doesn’t bring her relief from the pain, then we will go back later in the week and get the shot. I tried to explain that the shot would offer immediate relief, but she didn’t want to try