We finally made it home from the meeting this morning at Akron Children’s Hospital. This called a family session. Basically, we met with the social worker and medical staff.
The social worker met with us first and she was amazing. We talked for about an hour or so before she brought Gavin into the room.
She was extremely supportive they actually seem to have a grasp on at least some of what makes Gavin who he is. They have accepted all the behavioral issues and are going to address. This is really kind of a big deal because in the past, we have always had to try and convince them of this stuff.
When we met with Gavin, he did pretty well. He got frustrated a few times but maintained his cool for the most part.
He doesn’t accept responsibility for his actions. He blames everything on the oatmeal. We told him how much we love him but that violence is not welcome in our house… PERIOD.
We informed him that while he’s up there he will receive no visitors.
He did not like that but we have to send a very clear message. I told him that he is always welcomed at home, however, his behaviors are not.
For those of you unfamiliar with what this feels like, allow me to enlighten you. Every time we have to do this, no matter how angry or frustrated I am, a little piece of me dies. The anger and frustration doesn’t keep my heart from breaking. It’s one of the worst feelings I have ever experienced in my life. Nothing ever prepares you for having to do something like this.
I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, ever. If you have never experienced this, please don’t ever take that for granted.
The next step is Monday when we hear from the doctor. I’ll keep you all updated.
Thank you all so much for the continued love and support you shoe my family. It means the world to us and I will be forever grateful. 🙂
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-Lost and Tired
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