When you think things are going better then **** hits the fan

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Critter Lover, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Critter Lover

    Critter Lover New Member

    difficult child tried to strangle his wheelchair roommate with his belt twice last night then difficult child attack the support staff with his belt. He is now been taken to a Mental/Behavioral Hospital and when he gets out he has to go in to a behavioral group home.

    Also I found out last night from my doctor that I have Hashimotos thyroiditis. http://www.medicinenet.com/hashimotos_thyroiditis/article.htm

    Wow....the fun never ends (sarcastic tone) :wince:
    Lasted edited by : Feb 12, 2009
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    wooooo----- that is not good. I'm sorry all this has happened. Can they treat your thyroid condition? What does difficult child say about this incident?
  3. Critter Lover

    Critter Lover New Member

    Did not talk to difficult child since he broke his phone again and I just talked to support staff manager and he was on his way out to take difficult child to hospital. I am sure something happen to escalate his reactions in this situation.

    I am already taking Levothyroxine and will have to be monitored every three months until I level out. As my antibodies kill my thyroid I will have to be increased on my Levothyroxine.
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I am so sorry, on both counts! When it rains, it pours!!!

    It sounds like you've got the Hashimoto's under as much control as can be expected. So sad. Life is just not fair.

    Gosh, I hope they figure out your difficult child's trigger. That's dangerous. Sigh.
  5. bran155

    bran155 Guest

    I am so sorry. When it rains it poors!!!

    Keeping you in my prayers.

  6. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    So sorry to hear this...

    Sending support and ((((Hugs))))

  7. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Sorry to hear about your health issues -- as if you don't have enough going on! I wonder if they could treat it using some of the medications used for other autoimmune diseases? For example, difficult child 1 has Crohn's, which is an autoimmune disease of the GI tract. He has acheived remission by taking an immune suppressant which stops his body from the inflammatory assault on his intestines. I know some of the same drugs used in Lupus and RA are also used in Crohn's. Perhaps there is something similar for Hashimoto's. So much is being discovered about these illnesses and researchers are finding that there are similar genetic problems going on.

    Hope the psychiatric hospital can stabilize difficult child and figure out what triggered this outburst so that can be addressed as well.