Complete lack of communication – Medication Issue How hard is it? David has six prescriptions. Two medications are available over the counter – the others aren’t. Since the staff at the juvenile detention center where David is currently being housed had an issue with his originally supplied medication, we supplied them with all new prescriptions from the pharmacy and brand new bottles of the over the counter medications, both were sealed. Included were two prescriptions for the over the counter medication that the pharmacy gave us on behalf of David’s psychiatrist. Yet. They are still claiming an issue with his medication. So he isn’t getting all of his medication. One would think that the nurse would check with David’s doctor. With me. Or the doctor who prescribed the medication. With the advocate. With David’s lawyer. Or the Care Coordinator. With Juvenile Court. or maybe the Developmental Disabilities Program Manager. So
David is off close watch. They moved him off the lower level of the residence, and to the main floor. This allows them to keep a closer eye on him. I miss the little guy. I advised staff that we need to ensure that we are looking at his meds. While not a cure, they do help him. But they can only help if they are appropriately used, up to and including changing his prescriptions. Other than minor adjustments, David hasn’t undergone a full scale med wash in almost a year. Whereas before his current placement he underwent a med wash about every 6 to 8 weeks. I hope that they hear me. Tweet #fighting4answrs
My goal is to raise awareness. Please, if you read my blog, share it with others. Our beautiful son is not the only child who is struggling with mental illness. There are others out there. So please, share my blog with others that we might work together to raise awareness. Awareness begins with one voice and builds steam from there. I know quite a few parents who have been fighting for their children for a long time, far longer than we have been fighting for Marc. Voice’s get tired. People get tired. So let’s rally the troops.
Mental illness encompasses a broad range of things. Each mental illness is important.
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