Positive week

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by LJFromOz, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. LJFromOz

    LJFromOz Member

    I really thought about whether I should post this. It kind of feels like tempting fate, if you know what I mean! But I'm trying to take life one day at a time and focus on the positives, and so here goes:

    We've had a good week! Difficult Child is back on the medication. This week he has visited his psychologist, kept his room clean without prompting, done other chores without complaint and kept regular hours - sleeping at night and awake during the day. He had an old friend come to stay overnight and they played video games together. I was okay with that because I felt like he was being social in a healthy way. He's been out visiting friends too, but has kept me informed of his whereabouts and whether he'll be home for a meal or not. I haven't seen/smelt any evidence of drug use. Most importantly he's followed up on looking for more work and has an informal interview set up for tomorrow. Basically he's respecting our boundaries - at least for the time being.

    He told me today that he feels like the medication is working now. (The doctor increased his dose a couple of weeks ago.) I'm feeling less stressed about leaving him while we go away now. Of course there's still three weeks until we go and I know things could change before then, but for today I'm trying to think positively.

    Please pray/cross your fingers/send positive vibes that this is the beginning of him turning a corner.
     
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  2. RN0441

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

    Wonderful to see them be "normal". Prayers that this continues for you all!
     
  3. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    It's never tempting fate. We learn to take the good days when they come. I'm so glad you shared some good news. :)
     
  4. Tired out

    Tired out Active Member

    Prayers, hugs and fingers crossed too!!
     
  5. LJFromOz

    LJFromOz Member

    Thank you all for the positive thoughts. He went to the interview and starts a trial week of employment on Monday. I'm crying with happiness right now. I know that there's still a long way to go, but this is the biggest positive step forward he's taken in a long time. He also talked to a previous landlord about getting a reference and she said she would happily give him one. (This is from a house he rented a couple of years ago before he went right off the deep end.) She also said she would happily have him back if her new tenants move on, so that made him happy. I kind of feel like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel but I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
     
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  6. LJFromOz

    LJFromOz Member

    Just a quick update. He got himself up and off to work this morning without any intervention from us. Had to be at work at 7.30am. I was worried he wouldn't wake up and I was determined not to wake him but I did get up at 6.30 to see if he was up and he was. He finishes at 4.30pm so I'm holding my breath to see how the first day goes. I'm trying hard not to pin too much hope on this, but I have to admit I will be really disappointed if it doesn't work out. Anyway, one day at a time...
     
  7. Tired out

    Tired out Active Member

    Fingers crossed he continues with the job. And starts to feel better about himself.
     
  8. LJFromOz

    LJFromOz Member

    Thanks so much Tired Out. He had a good first day. Said the boss was happy with him. So far so good.
     
  9. Beta

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    It's so good to hear good news. We're rejoicing with you. God bless.