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Placement begins

Today, David was placed in a psychiatric residential treatment facility.  He was a bit nervous, but hid it well.

Seems like a rather nice facility.

Hopefully, he won’t be discharged against doctor’s orders again.

For treatment to be successful, the decision to keep a patient in care shouldn’t be up to an insurance company.

It is going to take time for our family to return to pre-chaos life.  As much as we love having David in our home, we really don’t like the behaviors.  In time, his siblings will feel like they don’t need to hide in their rooms.

The current placement is an hour from our home so we can have frequent visits to him.  The nice thing too is that we have family in the city, so we can couple the visit to David with a visit to other family.

Wish David luck.

Well Meaning Social Workers and Good News

It has been a long day.  Because of a well meaning social worker who chose not to understand our situation, we had a Sheriff Deputy transport our son 100 miles to safe bed.  Safe bed is just that, a safe place for him to be, to rest, to get himself under control. There is no… Continue Reading

all the lies

According to David, every one is lying.  The nurse staff who documented everything that came out of his mouth to the hospital social worker who made the complaint to CPS to the CPS worker who “asked if I wanted to live with an aunt.” David claims that he never told them anything about me restraining… Continue Reading


Got a call this morning from CPS.  Child Protective Services received a report that I restrained David by pushing him to the pavement last Friday evening.  If I pushed him to the pavement, where are the bruises, scrapes and blood?  If I pushed him to the pavement, why did the deputy sheriff not say or… Continue Reading

Placement delayed

Placement has been delayed until at least Monday.  Because of the psychiatrists note, we need hospital records.  since we can’t get those before a deadline that has already passed today, we can’t admit tomorrow. Since we can’t admit tomorrow and the person who does admissions is out the rest of the week, we are looking… Continue Reading

Feelings of Futility

We are pending approval for placement in a psychiatric facility. Placement is dependent on the insurance company approving the need. Certificate of Need is generated by the insurance company.  This allows placement. Certificate of Need is based in part on the last psychiatric appointment that David had with his doctor. So, we finally received the… Continue Reading

American Express warning

So, I received this message from “American Express”.   Now, this would be an appropriate alert, if… I was one to download web pages to my desktop to run them later. I had an American Express Card. So how about some tips?  More and more, we are forced to move toward receiving notifications from companies… Continue Reading


One of the difficult things about raising a child like our son, David, is that the love that we feel for our son will likely never be reciprocated. It isn’t that he doesn’t bond with people, he just doesn’t bond with family. It is a facet of the attachment disorder. He is more likely to… Continue Reading

Escalating behaviors

Yesterday afternoon about 1:00 pm, I was at David’s school to drop off his medications for next week.  School is 60 miles from home.  While there, the assistant principal pulled me aside to talk to me about David’s escalating behaviors at school.  At the time he was serving in school suspension for behaviors relating to… Continue Reading