Last night was scary. Not sure what happened exactly, but David is back in the hospital. At 8pm, with his bedtime medicines he gets a snack. He wanted oatmeal, instead I gave him a granola bar. He said that he would hurt me if I didn’t give him the right snack. He made a move to run, pushed our 8 foot long dining room table at me, pinching me into my chair. I pushed back. Then because I didn’t know what he was going to do, I picked him up, took him to the living room and said that if he wanted to go to the hospital that is what would happen. He was ready to go in minutes. Since we live an hour from the hospital, and the weather conditions were near blizzard like, I drove slowly. David started turning the heat off and on, playing with the radio,
“David… David.. David.. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Maybe we can try telling the truth.” Until 6pm, we had a good day going. Then when I went to call David in for the night, he was not where I could see him. He didn’t respond to my calls of his name. So I went looking for him. He claimed that he was feeding our dog Max and playing with him. I know this because he came around the side of the house as I pulled out of the drive way. He wasn’t where Max is, I checked there. So he “finished watering Max” as he was carrying out a pitcher of water, he turned and asked if I had called for him. I replied with “go, go, go,” meaning he should finish watering Max. Fifteen minutes later, I went looking for him. No where to be found. So I
My 10 year old would give Houdini a run for his money in the magic disappearance category. What is spooky about it is when he goes into a room you can tell that he is cataloging the contents of the room. Determining thos items that he can take. It isn’t suspicion that makes me think this. I have seen him do it. Then when he fixates on something, that item disappears as quick as you can blink your eye. The item might be of little to no value, and it might be expensive, it doesn’t matter, once he sets his mind to it, that item becomes his, or at least he thinks it does. What makes a person think that way? His therapist claims that he knows right from wrong, because he knows that we will search him and he puts things in places where he knows we won’t search.