Saturday, July 24, 2010


Yesterday Jaymes got really upset, and that meltdown escalated into a totally out of control meltdown, so on the advice of the psychiatrist, I took him to the ER. We sat there for nine hours before they decided to admit him to the psych floor for a "voluntary 72 hour hold." Beyond that, it's up in the air how long he will be there. They said the average stay is 7 days, depending on behavior, meds, and how many kids are there. So I guess we'll know when they know.

They have visiting hours twice a day for 2 hours on weekend and an hour on weekdays, so we've been up there a lot to check on him. He seems really calm and happy there. I think he thrives on structure, more structure than our household is capable of. It helps that it's a totally safe, inescapable environment too I guess. He's only gotten upset about diaper changes, but ho knows how he'll be once he gets used to the place.

Monday the doctors will be there and we can get a little more info on what they plan to do as far as meds go. Apparently weekdays are more structured than weekends, and he'll be expected to at least sit and color through group therapy sessions with the other little kids there. Should be interesting to hear about.

I really miss him a lot, although it is definitely quieter at home. We're going to take this time without him to get his bedroom and car safety situations figured out, so everything will be safer when he comes home.

Anyway, that's the update, all I know for now.


Casdok said...

Oh i hope they can sort something out for him.
Difficult time.

leah said...

What a rough time- hopefully going inpatient will help them figure out what is going on with the little guy, and will let you get some things sorted out at home for safety reasons. Sending *hugs*