Saturday, May 16, 2009

Still here!

I'm still here in Utah with Tomas, and here is an update. When he first met with the therapist two things came of it. First, he didn't think Tomas has a Schizoid Personality Disorder. He thinks he has PDD or Pervasive Development Disorder. Asperger's is in that category although he did not say that he thought that that was what he has. The other thing was that they have thrown up the red flags thinking that Tomas is high risk for suicide. He's had suicidal thoughts, but the gal in Portland thought the risk currently was low. Then this past week we were told that Church policy wouldn't allow them to treat Tomas because of the suicide risk. They wanted him to be institutionalized to become stable. We of course were rolling our eyes saying "You have gone overboard." But then again you second guess yourself, maybe they know something we don't. But I do know Tomas, he doesn't lie. To make a long story short, the places here in Utah they wanted to send him to, we don't qualify for. They could sense our frustration and my refusal to institutionalize my son. Finally they asked me if I really believed Tomas when he told me that yes he has had thoughts, but he doesn't think he would do anything. With that they got permission from the Regional Director to continue treating him. So now, he will start the medication, but not until next Friday because the doctor is out of town. I will need to stay for a while longer until he is stable on the medication. This has been such a roller coaster! They'll need to institutionalize me soon!!!!