A DSS program has been added to the Waiver program, giving us an additional 20 hours a week of services for Hope. There was a long waiting list as of yesterday, we were accepted today. The Director of Clinical Services is still the same person who had the position when we asked for help with MK, 12 years ago. When I recently contacted her, she instantly remembered MK. She was very memorable back then! The new worker is older and very experienced.
I spoke with Hope’s psychiatrist today. We start her on Zoloft tomorrow. I would have preferred Celexa, as I have a friend who swears by it for her very difficult daughter with RAD, but the doctor said it has too many cardiac side effects on children Hope’s age. I hope that by reducing Hope’s anxiety we will reduce the violence.
We found out it is possible that our insurance company will contract for Hope to be placed in the RTC that is only twenty minutes from us. That would be a gift.
Hope still doesn’t have a bus. I am going to spend part of tomorrow sitting in the special education office until that is rectified.
Joe is still always here when Hope is and I am still safe.