Posted 11/5/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -6)
I appreciate the support. Thanks so much. I'm just about ready to flip out. I'm very depressed. Well sorta good news, my son stopped by my bf's work and said he was coming right home. He was with a kid we at least have seen him with before and who has been to the house before. The bad news is that he didn't come right home. The police know my son and they consider him a big pain in the butt and do not care that he has disabilities. They won't baker act him or anything like that anymore. They have no compassion or understanding. The state mental hospital (where they accept indigents) will no longer take him, they say that he has no mental problems, epilepsy is a physical disease and under no circumstances would they ever accept him, they'd rather have him kill himself. They will not ever accept him. They said he is moody and rude. They nearly killed him last time he was there so I know they won't take him because they are afraid they will give him a seizure and he will die. They don't want the liability. The local mental health will not take him because they say that he is non-compliant and they didn't do anything for him, they offer no counselling at all only medicine. The rehab place he went to because he got caught with pot and some aa people did this big intervention, blaming me for his problems, and sent him to will not take him again because they don't like his attitude and a week before release one of the people there cussed him out for not working hard enough and he muttered something under his breath and the guy reported him and they kicked him out a week before a year completion of the program. They will not take him again because of his attitude but also because they don't like having to drive him to the doc every month for his epilepsy and they really didn't get through to him because they are rednecks and fail to understand that my son doesn't understand things like other people or think like other people and lacks the control other people have without mediciation, that he is grumpy and tired alot and cant work as hard (it was like a work camp) and can't be in the sun, but when we told them this, instead of putting him on kp, which he was on part time anyway, they took him off and put him in the sun fulltime. And they wouldn't let him take his ritalin or adderall, so he got in lots of trouble in the military type setting for fidgeting in line and stuff. The did everything they could do to set him up to fail and he has no coping skills anyway and no one will work with him. Its the south here, totally corrupt and incompetent and no one cares. It would take a big angry mob to get anything done here. And my son refuses to go to support groups and associate with anyone with similar problems, he doesn't even like telling anyone. So they figure that if he's going to pretend he's normal, he's going to be treated like it. I've thrown up my hands. Everything I tell him to do, he does the opposite, he makes very bad decisions and his life is going to be a living h*** because he is going to make it that and I can only sit and watch, because if I try to suggest another way to be, he moves twice as hard in the opposite direction. I'm really mad at my bf for not calling me and making him stay there till I came and got him. I'm disgusted with law enforcement and the court system down here, as well as with the mental health system. Quality of care is great if you are from the right redneck family, but if you are not, people down here can make life really hard. The police and courts refuse to punish the real criminals because they know them and do drugs with them. And not just the police, judges as well. Its real small town. We have a lot of murders, but you will never see one in the paper. I can only pray that my son is ok at this point. I don't know if he's in trouble or what, but its really not like him to be away this long. I just wish my bf would have called so I could have at least talked to him on the phone or come and got him. My son needs another advocate besides me and my bf is useless, he tries but they don't listen to him any more than me. We are nobodies. The rest of my family is too busy to help him.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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