Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
In 4 days it will be next month and at the end of next month we're moving and I'm not ready!"
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
That's Daughter snoozing on the love seat. By yesterday she was exhausted.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Miracle #2: They are accepting new patients.
Miracle #3: They accept our insurance.
Miracle #4: The newest member of their team is a woman with a special interest in 4 areas, 3 of which apply to Daughter: personality disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disabilities.
God is good.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
"I'm not stupid. Go get whatever food you have hidden in your room."
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
- It's too noisy at the Gift Shop (it's quieter than it is at the workshop).
- She wants to be with her friends (though most of them are no longer at the workshop).
- She wants to work on her job skills so she can get community employment when we move.
I suspect the stress of the anticipation of the move is hard on her, and she is trying to run away from it, thinking it is connected with the Gift Shop. We talked to Therapist about it this morning, and had a conversation with Case Manager this afternoon. I have suggested that she try one day a week, and if that goes well, we'll gradually increase it. I've also made clear that she has to work if she wants to stay at the workshop. I suspect she may be going there for attention. When I asked for specific names of friends she wants to be with, the vast majority of them are supervisors and administration.
Case Manager agreed with my plan, and is going to take it to the higher ups. Do I think she'll be happy at the workshop? No. I do think, though, that I have to step aside and give her a chance, and set it up in a way that gives her an opportunity to succeed. We'll see how it works. Maybe I should set up a pool and give you all the opportunity to predict how long it will last. I think the plan is for her to go to the workshop this coming Tuesday. It will be interesting.