difficult child II starts new partial hospital Friday

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by amazeofgrace, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    I am counting the days.

    It seems like it's always "this time of the year". difficult child I (17) is going haywire (see teens and substance abuse post) and difficult child II (12) has been nothing but nuclear for the past 2 months. The fact that he fractured his ankle last weekend doesn't help either. He's driving me nuts, the only perk is he can not chase me.

    I am back in survival mode, well I guess I have been in this mode for the past 3 years technically speaking. I am not sure what it means to enjoy your life.

    This new program however has me very hopeful, difficult child II was on the waiting list last year and had to be hospitiazed before his name came up. It's an excellent program and the best in the state of NJ. They only take kids up to 15 so i am glad he is able to do it now. They have a very committed staff and believe in pressing buttons on purpose to get to the root of the problem and solve it from that point. I am so tired of the whole "stabilize and release them" mentality, this program is a breathe of fresh air.

    I will keep you all posted on how we make out. I am just tyring to keep him busy since he's off all week, I am glad I took 3 days off or he'd be out crutching himself all over town.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm glad you were able to get him into this program. I'm sorry you have been in crisis mode again/still. Hugs.
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I hope the program works out for him. I didn't know anything but "stablilize (???) and release" existed! I'm impressed.

    Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I hope this really helps. And I hope you get a break.

  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    It is good to hear from you Amaze. I am happy for you that difficult child II is able to be accepted into this program.

    Keep us posted on how you are doing!
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Hope it works for him and you get a little taste of a somewhat normal life for a bit! :)
  7. maril

    maril New Member

    The program sounds very hopeful. Good for you. Let us know how all goes.
  8. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    I'm glad to hear from you too. I hope difficult child II does well in the program!!!: Keep us posted. WFEN
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear from you. The program sounds great...let us know how it goes!