Saturday, February 28, 2009

Taking My Time

I haven't gone running over to the hospital today. I'm not going to reward this behavior. I spoke to Daughter briefly this morning, and she just called. She's sounding very chipper today. She got what she wanted: into the hospital and lots of attention. That attention is not going to come from me. Once she is transferred to the psych unit, I will go over and see her and take her clothes. It will not be a long visit.
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I talked to Therapist, who agrees with my plans. She was surprised, as she had specifically asked Daughter about voices and hurting herself on Tuesday, and Daughter had been very convincing in her assurances. We're thinking we're looking at Borderline Personality Disorder now. Birth mom had it.
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My life has become so much more complicated. I'm going to need to lock all insulin and medication up. She lies with such ease, and so convincingly. For now, though, I need to focus on one day at a time. Tomorrow I have worship and I'll meet with the family about the funeral on Tuesday. The youth group is doing the Lenten supper on Wednesday, so I'm going to need to get to City and buy the lasagna and garlic bread. Hopefully Dad will hang in there another week.

4 comments:

TobyBo said...

prayers from here.

~ Toby

Lisa said...

Hey!

You might want to check out Foster and Clines new book
Parenting Children with an Illness. It has some great suggestions about letting them take control of their choices...I really enjoyed it.

debinca said...

Hi Wendy, Prayers for you and family.

We just spent 3 days in the hosp with dd........ so, I can relate a tiny tiny bit to this rad kid stuff and hospitals.

All I can say is dang it, ad hang in there, I know you will, with your faith be able to keep going.

I hope you are able to get some rest during this respite time of not having to monitor DD every second.

Hugs from Calif, owl

Reverend Mom said...

Thanks for prayers.

Lisa, I've loved and loaned out Foster and Cline's books. I didn't know they had a new one. I'm going to order it right now.
Thanks!

Owl,
What's up with DD? I hope she's okay!