Early Days but WOW what a change

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Littleboylost, May 19, 2018.

  1. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Hello my dear friends

    It has been a number of weeks since I have had time to be on the sight.

    Our E has been in long term residential rehab for 10 weeks now. It is difficult to describe the miraculous changs in him with his new found.

    He is embracing the program and has had resident of the week twice. He is advancing to the next phase of his program a month early.

    The change in him is so incredible. He has gained 35 pounds has gone back to school and is now mentor to a new arrival to the program.

    It has not be n all sunshine and roses for him there were some very rough and challenging weeks, yet he has never said he wants to leave nor has he tried to leave.

    He has begun to undergo psychological testing and has completed an MMPI with our family psychologist. She shared some of the results and has arranged to meet him and review the results more comprehensively.

    The psychiatrist at the rehab has put him as Conduct Disorder and Boardeine Personality Disorder and a working diagnosis. He has indeed displayed many traits that lead to this diagnosis. He improves in leaps and bounds every day.

    I cry happy tears every day for his successful journey in rehab. The MH component our therapist feels will be resolve Ovar time with the correct threapy and maintained sobriety.

    Thank you all for your tremendous support through this difficult journey.
     
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  2. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    I am so happy for you little boy lost. Praying for a very happy future for you all.
     
  3. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Thank you TM. How are things in your world. It is a holiday weekend here in Canada so I am taking time to myself.
     
  4. wisernow

    wisernow wisernow

    Wonderful wonderful news! And how lucky is he to have had the support you have given him. Time for you to take care of you. Hugs!
     
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  5. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Thanks Wiser I can’t express how calm our lives have become.
     
  6. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Prayers that he continues on this upward trajectory.
     
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  7. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Thanks so much Passa how are you?
     
  8. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Trucking along.
     
  9. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    So happy for you and your son, LBL. Praying for more goodness.
     
  10. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    Thank you TM. How are things in your world. It is a holiday weekend here in Canada so I am taking time to myself

    Mostly catching up on my gd rained out softball games.
     
  11. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Cold and rainy here yesterday. Still chilly today but it is sunny at least.
     
  12. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    What beautiful news to come across.

    I would imagine that all the choices you put him to felt risky and unknown, even when you knew there were few choices left, that weren’t enabling. And now he’s been introduced to all this support and knowledge and he’s owning it.

    I’m so, so glad for all of you.
     
  13. BloodiedButUnbowed

    BloodiedButUnbowed Active Member

    Have been thinking about you LBL. You and I have sure been through a lot in the last year.

    I am delighted to hear that E is making progress and has accepted the program. That is the best possible news!

    I am sorry for the diagnosis of borderline as that is a terrible illness with a deep stigma, but I am overjoyed that E is working hard in therapy and his clinicians are optimistic that he will be a success story.

    I am also VERY proud of you for taking on a leadership role as an activist for youth with mental health issues, this is imperative and the situation isn't much better in the US.

    If E has inherited any of your determination and will, I am sure he has a very happy, drug free and successful adulthood ahead of him.

    So glad to hear from you!!
     
  14. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    LBL

    So glad E has found the right path and has been clear headed long enough to see the needs to make these changes. I pray that he stays on this path for good.

    Take one day at a time and rejoice in today.

    Hugs.
     
  15. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LBL, I've been thinking about you and was so happy to read your post......you'd been thru so much and always responded to E's travails with love AND strong boundaries.....and to see such positive, healthy results must offer you much solace and optimism......thank you for the uplifting post!
     
  16. startingfresh

    startingfresh Member

    LBL, this is wonderful news to read. I was hoping not hearing from you meant good things. I am extremely happy for you and pray that this healing and growth continues.
     
  17. Helpless29

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  18. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    So very, very happy for you and hubby and your son!
    Snoopy Happy Dance
    (((HUGS)))
    Leafy
     
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  19. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Thank you all so very much. I promise not to be off the site for such a long spell. We are emotionally exausted but in a good way now.
     
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    Last edited: May 21, 2018
  20. Helpless29

    Helpless29 Member

    You give us hope!