David has been home for most of 10 days. Has it been perfect? No. Do I expect perfection? No. I am proud of the changes that I am seeing in him. Does he still have mental health issues? Yes. He is not cured. Not by any means. For now, I will take it. We are still struggling with getting therapists and psych teams set up. Since he has been in facility for more than 2 years, he is considered a new patient by his last psychiatrist. As a result, it will be April before we can get in and see her. I am begging for a spot on the call list. You know, the list that they can call if an opening happens because of a cancellation. Playing phone tag with mentoring. 🙂 At least that is on the schedule. As far as medicaid is concerned, no news. Since the
Is it ok for me to be tired of all of this? I’ll be more positive next week. They evidently think that David’s behaviors/anger has nothing to do with his bipolar. They moved him upstairs, he has himself convinced that it is because one of his peers was pounding on the wall. He claims that the cut on his knee was a result of an accident. He broke the window, and then when they restrained him, he got cut. This is what he is telling people. I don’t believe him. If the cut was an accident, and it is possible that it was, given the history of him repeatedly threatening to do so, why did he put his fingers into the wound, after they took the glass away from him, and start pulling on it to make it bigger? Who does something like that? He claims that he is homesick.
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.
Thank you again for your support. It means the world to my family. To me.