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.
Today, I leave for the community where our son is in a residential facility. It is 500 miles each way. 10 hours by bus. When you have an auto-immune illness the trip takes twice as long. Frequent breaks are needed. Lots of rest periods. If I drive, I take it in two days with a hotel stay each way. In the end, it will be worth it. This is the eleventh month of him being in this particular facility. Every time we talk he mentions that he wants to come home. While I wish that I could be bringing him home this trip, in reality that isn’t going to happen. While he has made significant gains, it isn’t enough. When the time comes, we will need a step-down facility. A step-down facility is a transition between the current environment, and home. An intermediate placement if you will. If he