So a few weeks ago I wrote about our struggle to get medication management for David’s psych medications. Today we did intake at Sanford Behavioral Health Bismarck. Medication success! and Medication disappointment. See, they are taking him on as a patient, but since we missed his appointment in May, he can’t be scheduled to see someone to manage his medications, and prescribe them, until November at the earliest. I asked point blank, “what is he supposed to do about medications until then?” “You can speak with his primary doctor and see if she will prescribe them for you.” What if she won’t prescribe them? Tough luck. Well, I guess we could put him in psych when his medications wear off and he runs out of them. then they will pretty much have to prescribe them. But why should it come to that?
the psychiatrist says that David’s behavior is because he is bored. I wonder home much of his current behavior might have been prevented if he had been allowed to attend public school. Our school district would indicate that the school they wanted to enroll him in was a public school. And it is. I can’t argue that point. What I can argue is that he would have been the youngest one there, and that the school is really a residential treatment facility with a day program. I can argue that it isn’t the least restrictive environment because he has to be driven there 58 miles one way each day. this means that to start school at 8:30, he would need to leave home at 7. This wouldn’t be an issue if we lived in the country, but we don’t. If he was allowed to attend the school here in our