LONG round table discussion with the IFI supervisor on Sissy's case. Our options are few and none are favorable.
This is the email she sent to the core provider that can help us get PRTF:
Core Provider Representative,
I was with Sissy's family last night and though we are currently
waiting for your agency to provide wrap around services, I believe that it is unavoidable that Sissy return to PRTF.
She is having 3-5 rages per week. These will last from 2hrs to all day.
Yesterday was all day. she screams non-stop, and when a parent tries to speak with her she begins screaming about all of the injustices she
perceives have occurred against her.
As I have come to know this family and Sissy better I do not believe
there is anything we can do to stop these rages.
Can you please advise about how we can get her back into PRTF?
It has been so refreshing to work with a team that finally, thank god almighty - FINALLY, understands Sissy. She is, as we have said, emotionally retarded. She will NOT recover. She WILL drag our family down, it is an inevitability. We've been hearing it for six months now from agencies, the hospital and therapists: move or relinquish. Neither are viable options for various reasons. Getting Sissy back in PRTF buys us time to find a viable option.
Do I want my daughter back in the hospital? Does ANY mother want that for her daughter? In this instance, to save Sissy, to save our family, yes, I want her back in the hospital.
I laugh alot because if I don't I will cry. That one small girl could be so irrevocably damaged is staggering to contemplate.