We need to ditch all three of our semi-functional cars in exchange for one safe, reliable form of transportation. We can’t keep driving the car with broken fuel line but it is going to cost more to repair than the blue book value of the car. That particular car has been a source of problems ever since it was ‘given’ to us by Doug’s parents. Gifts may not cost the recipient money but they frequently have heavy emotional price tags. “It was in perfect condition when we gave it to you.”

Tommy’s therapist thinks it’s time to look for a long-term hospitalization program. This would involve putting Tommy in a facility several states away which would virtually eliminate visitation. I am feeling pretty hopeless about it all right now. Today has been depressing and tomorrow is going to be umm, frightening? scary? I don’t know how to describe it but I’ll have a lot to say when I find the words.

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  1. Hi, I noticed you blogmarked me and I came to check out your page. I can’t even imagine what you are going through right now.

    I know you must be sincerely ticked off at the school district. Can’t Tommy be homeschooled. Maybe not by you (I know there is no way my son would let me homeschool him). But I’ve heard of other people who homeschool special needs kids. Shouldn’t there be the whole least restrictive environment thing?

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  2. Oh Cathy. This is just terrible news. I know it’s hard to blog details but why does your therapist belive Tommy needs to be hospitalized. For what reason?

    The only reason I can think of for such a course of action is severe self-injury or mutilation or violent attacks by Tommy on others. Is Tommy that violent? My thoughts are with you. I know that such suggestions really wallop the whole family. Pity that many professionals and schools just can’t see the big picture.

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