Caught David stealing food. He knows that all he has to do is tell us he is hungry. We just don’t want him hoarding food in his bedroom. Then he lies and blames it on others, including the cats. We know that with his metabolism, he burns enough food for two or three other people. We are not withholding food. Makes me sad. Is this the start of the end of the honeymood? On a side note, his former psychiatrist agreed to accept him into her case load and not make us wait until the end of April. Time to return to the book “Get Your Joy Back”. Tweet #fighting4answrs
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.
1176 miles. From home, to the residential facility and back again. 4 days. The thing about driving. It gives a person a lot of time to think. Ruminations about fatherhood, about things that a person might have done differently for David. I keep coming back to one inalienable truth. We did what we had to do. Not just for David. But for the whole family. No one should live in constant fear from a loved one. Forcing the whole family to live in such a way, at least in my mind, is a form of psychological torture. I include David. David didn’t deserve to be constantly in trouble, constantly talked down to, or treated meanly because of his behaviors. Sure they were relentless. Sure they hurt, but they were a symptom of a larger problem. I pray that the David I spent the last couple of days with continues to grow and develop. Regardless,