On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Dad

The Dad asked me to post this, tongue-in-cheek:

Is there anyone that would like to be our wealthy benefactor to pay for either a lawyer to represent us or to pay for private hospitalization?



and this one just because it is HYSTERICAL - pure editing genius.

i think i need to watch this movie tonight.  we have a eligibility and placement meeting in ten minutes.  i think it's going to kill me.  I'll need ferris tonight, definitely.


Rose said...

I was awake in the middle of the night last night, praying for you and your family. I wish I could do more.

Jennifer said...

If I had the money - some of it would definitely be yours.

Sending you a virtual hug from the Ocean State.

beemommy said...

Hell, I tried Oprah, Dr.Phil and Ellen for help. No response, none. I even had a phone number for one of Dr.Phil's producers, she never returned my call. You should NOT have to be wealthy to afford the appropriate mental health care OR have to give over custody to CPS (even if we are sharing custody and our relationship with CPS is positive, you are still not in total control and it still sucks.)
Don't know if this is a good idea or not...go to media?

FosterAbba said...

That last video was brilliant.

I hope you survive your meeting. The word "frustrating" doesn't even begin to cover what it's like dealing with the mental health system.

Hang in there.

Trauma Mama said...

I wish I had millions of dollars to help you and any other family out there that needed it. Why is it the rich don't need it but the poor do and can't have it? That is one of my questions for God.

I've been lifting you up in prayer today.

jwg said...

I've got it! You and Dad take turns reporting to the ER and declaring yourselves suicidal. Put on a good show. They'd have to admit you and you'd get some rest. I know, it's probably impracticle for many reasons but still...If the system is going to screw with you you are entitled to do the same to the system.

kisekileia said...

I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to go to the media, too.

Frankity said...

Free legal aid??

Sincerely Mama said...

At the risk of sounding like a terrible person, if your only resort to get her appropriate care and to save your family, there's always the option of giving up parental rights. Can you do it?

Integrity Singer said...

@ sincerelymama - yes we could but not at great financial cost, emotional cost and child abuse charge in addition to possibly having WG and AB removed from our care while the state does an investigation.