We met with David’s psych team today. We are doing everything right. They are surprised that it has taken us this long to seek placement for him. We talked at length about the issue with David spitting up his meds, and were told that it is all about David wanting control. Has nothing to do with him not liking the taste of his meds. As much as I like this psychiatrist, this isn’t anything that we didn’t already know. So we are going to keep on doing what we have been doing until a bed opens up at the residential facility. He can be there for as many as 7 years. Another topic was our discussion of David’s behavior and its affect on my health. Yeah, not a good conversation to have. Related articles Melatonin and anti-psychotics (whynotfathers.com) forty hours and it’s affect on my health (whynotfathers.com) another night done.
We had mediation today. Wasn’t too thrilled with the mediator, but not any choice in the matter. In the end, we let them know that we are pursuing a residential placement for our son. Until that happens, we are going to pursue a day treatment program, which is what the school has wanted since last January. Until either of those two things happen, the school is going to provide the curriculum, and my wife will be teaching him. We could not get the principal to admit her lies, but we didn’t really expect to get that kind of admission either. At least we came to a consensus regarding our son’s education. Above all else, he is what is most important. Oh, one other thing, as a plan C, they want us to consider residential placement in either Duluth, MN; Billings, MT; or Denver, CO. Not sure that anything like that
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