Today I woke up, with a spring in my step. I realized something as I left on the trek to get David. I am at peace. I felt an incredible sense of peace when I realized that. It was inspiring. As I felt this, I was crossing the dam near our home. Headed south west into Montana. I don’t know how to put it into words. But it was like all of a sudden, the troubles of the past week were lifted from my shoulders. Does that mean I think everything is going to be golden with David’s return home? Not on your life. But I also realize that there are some things that are outside of our control. Trying to control David is like trying to figure out how a tornado works. You have good intentions, but very little chance of success. An early warning system is ever elusive.
Monday, when I pick up my son, magic will happen. He will see that I love him unconditionally. He will see that I am accepting of him. He will see that we are embracing his return to the family. He will know the love that we have in our hearts. Tuesday when we arrive home, he will be greeted by his siblings and Mom happily. He will see that they love him unconditionally. After that, come what may, everything will be right with our world. If you would like the book that has helped me get through this week, please go here… or click on the image on the right. they are giving a copy away soon. Tweet #fighting4answrs
The appeal to Medicaid to further fund services has been denied. As a result, I will be picking up David from the facility on Monday. We then come home to begin a new chapter in our lives as a family. We had an IEP meeting for him this morning. Short term he will be homebound working on school materials supplied by the district. Long term we are applying to a day program for him. During the IEP meeting we got a look into the life of David. Minimum five hours a week of intensive group therapy. Weekly individual therapy. Weekly family therapy. He is in a self-contained classroom for all but two classes. Those two classes are Art and Physical Education. His therapist makes regularly daily contact throughout each day to ensure that David knows she is checking on how he is doing. He has 24×7 staff support of some