I am sorry it has taken so long to respond. We have dial-up internet and it takes so looong to do anything. We live in the country=no DSL/Cable=
We are still working on support. Since I posted my letter, we re-enrolled our son back in school the 2008/2009 school year. He had a great year! His grades were good and he was happy. This year started off horrible. He is now 10 y/o and in the fifth grade. The second or third week of school he was committed to a pshych unit for 'crisis stabilization' My baby had thoughts of killing himself. The hospital was an hour and a half away. I knew he needed some help. My husband was completely against it and wanted to take him home. After my first signature the Dr. stopped me, I felt like I was signing divorce papers, as well as signing away my son. She commited him instead of having me admit him against my husbands wishes.
My husband calmed down, went home, and I stayed at the Ronald McDonald house. He drove up every night for visitation. After not wanting to talk to me and being able to mentaly process things at his own pace, he knows that our son needs help and now we are a team. He has accepted the fact that there is something going on and scknowledged the genetic link in the mental health chain. M stayed a week. Did I mention he was admitted the same day my Dad was having lung cancer surgery? When it rains................theres usualy a hurricane nearby !
He has a wonderful therapist. Sees a psychiatrist and takes meds. I don't want my child on meds, but they are helping him. We have gone through a few choices and come to a combination that seems to be helping him. He does not have the medicated 'look' or act like a zombie. He is scheduled for a full eval. from a highly recomended neuro-psychologist in November. I am hoping that brings us some answers.
Life is an ongoing challenge. It is one day at a time. Even then, I don't know what the next phone call will hold; as my teenage girls are challenging every aspect of my sanity. They are 'grown and own their own' and seem to think every negative thing in their life is something I have caused.
Thanks for checking in. All I can say, is stay strong. Pray. Go with your gut. Trust your instincts. None of us would be searching these threads if our hearts weren't full of love. I just want grandbabies..........to love 'em and send 'em home........