eleventh hour reprieve

As we were driving to pick up youngest, we received word we have funding for thirty more days.Talk about cutting close to the wire.
Much to our dismay,the staff told our son he was to be coming home today. I am not at all sure how he feels about staying one more month. He was subdued durring family therapy. There was an intern in the room,so that may have been part of it. We were also a bit dismayed when my son’s therapist (whom we have liked so far) acted like our son’s fragmented personality and propensity towards violence when home was all new information. I know we spent the first session having an almost identical conversation with the man. Perhaps it was for the benefit of the intern? It didn’t feel that way,though. It felt like the therapist was hearing this for the first time.
We now have to make decisions about joint conservatorship with the state if we want funding continued. We have serious misgivings about it. On the other hand,our son may need the services. We need to talk to actual live people who have been down this road,before we decide for sure.
Emotions have been all over the map this morning. I need some time to proccess everything.
Thank you all who have prayed for us thus far.


About lenell

Wife to a very patient man and mom to 8 interesting kids via birth,marriage and adoption. Grandma to nearly 5,nearly perfect grandchildren.
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2 Responses to eleventh hour reprieve

  1. Tammy says:

    Whew!!!! I can feel your relief from here.
    I don’t have any advice concerning the involvement with the state. I have HATED every second of their interference and control over our lives, but I don’t know that we could have done anything else. It’s a difficult decision.

  2. Jeanne Holt says:

    Thanking God for the funding. Praying for clued-in therapists and wisdom regarding future decisions.

    Praying for peace and strength for you all.

    Praying, praying, praying for your son to heal.

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