Life happens. I think my life is happening a little too much at the moment. I had to take some time off due to events. I can’t seem to catch a break or relax enough. Right now I do what needs to be done, then I just can’t do anymore. I just listen to music or podcasts. It’s all I have energy for.
My son is still having problems. School is a month away. Right now he is in day treatment. He absolutely hates it. He goes for three hours a day. Many of the kids in treatment with him are physically violent or swear and use every manner of bad language. It is common to hear a 7 year old scream at the top of his lungs “F*ck You, you stupid c*nt.” Wonderful. My son has Sensory Processing Disorder and High Functioning Autism. He hates this. He also says he is hit for no reason. I know he is telling the truth. Unfortunately, if the therapists don’t see it, they can do nothing.
I hate to send him here. However, there is no other place to go. If I could find a therapist willing to see my son several times a week I would. There isn’t anyone like that. Therapists have long waiting lists.
I have even started to have my own panic attacks. I have had 3 so far. I will definitely need my own medication adjusted. I’ve avoided a few places because of the attacks which I shouldn’t do. Bad example for my son.
On a happier note, my family has acquired two new members. We adopted two 12 week old kittens, brothers, from a local pet rescue. One is a tuxedo cat (black and white) named May. The other is a grey/brown striped Tabby named Winter. They were for my son as a way to help distract him from his depression and anxiety. He was so thrilled to get them. Check out my Instagram for photos.
I get the joy of cleaning the litter box and feeding them. They are very curious about everything. Just for the record, I am allergic to cats. I have 5 air filters going all the time. So far I am getting by.
I also made some zucchini muffins and banana cake. Check out the blog for recipes.
We have also had issues with insurance. They are giving us the run around on my son’s treatment. I’m sure some random doctor in another state who has never met my son is qualified to decide what treatment he should receive and what he should not. My son right now is in a day treatment program. This is the only one we could get him into. Some programs have three year waiting lists. We could not wait any longer than a few days. My son needed therapy. So he has been going to this program Monday thru Friday for three hours. He absolutely hates it.
I knew he would. When I was filling out the paperwork for it, they had two pages on parole officers, and court ordered treatment. I didn’t feel this was right for my son. My son has anxiety and depression. He is not a juvenile delinquent. He is with the 12 and under group. However these kids are not like the kids he was with in his stabilization places. As stated in the first paragraph, it’s not a good environment.
Starting this month insurance will only pay for three days. My husband and I can pay for one, and he will have one day off. I am hoping he can survive being back at school full time. He has expressed anxiety. I can only hope for the best.
Until next time.