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kellbell80 Due December 24; 2 kids; Lincoln, Nebraska 50 posts
10th Nov '12

I have a child with "issues" she started about 6.. she put a razor blade in my hot chocolate, and then she would tell me I was going to die in a car accident, We were in counsling she was on meds, she would hide sharp knives under her bed. Needless to say I have to lock everything up.. She is going on 12... She threatens to kill herself and kill me.. She has hurt childern in school. She has started telling my son 5. that whatever she has in her hand she will raise it and tell him she is going to kill him... Her problems started after i had got divorced and just problems in school, she has been diagnosed with ADHD with an emotional conduct adjustment disorder and on the borderline of mentally retarded... Mouthful, but in reality I believe she is bipolar.. If you feel theres something wrong get the kid tested.. No matter how bad she wants to hurt or wants the negative attetion, Iam on top of that.. and just dont dismiss it.. its scary and defintally a struggle, kids with issues are not easy and take alot of time.. I do not work due to her adjustment part, Good luck with your kid.. :)

Gor-Jess! Due December 30 (girl); TTC since Jan 2014; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 9996 posts
status 11th Nov '12

Ok so yesterday we took her to the ER for evaluation. They decided she needs to be fully monitored for 5-7 days. However, there are no beds available at the moment. There is a waiting list at all the hospitals. So until they can find her a bed, which can take days, they have to keep her in the ER as a safety precaution. It sucks. She can't come out of her "room". Her "room" is just a section thats curtained off. They have to leave the curtain open and there is a "sitter" outside of her room at all times. If she needs to go to the bathroom they have to follow her and watch her. They removed all cords, bags, pillows, etc from her room. To sleep she can only have a blanket. They took away and locked up all her belongings. Plus, there are sick, screaming kids coming in and out of the ER at all times...so its hard for her to rest and sleep. I'm 8 months pregnant and have no comfortable place to sit or sleep.



I thought they would do more tests....but all they did was blood and urine. So I am a little upset by that. I am dreading having to leave her for the 5-7 days by herself. She is going to be so scared and sad. I know its what's best....but its so hard. :(



Anyway, thanks again everyone!!

Ashley Gosling 19 kids; Fort Myers, Florida 117 posts
11th Nov '12

u can do this.. she needs to do this before things can get better.. i know its hard to have to see her struggle like this but she will be better off with the help.. good luck with everything, i hope things get better soon :)

Martini Vengeance 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 5100 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gor-Jess!:</b>" Ok so yesterday we took her to the ER for evaluation. They decided she needs to be fully monitored for ... [snip!] ... herself. She is going to be so scared and sad. I know its what's best....but its so hard. :( Anyway, thanks again everyone!!"</blockquote>




Poor baby :( I'm sorry and I hope you get good news. Be strong mama!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22489 posts
status 11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gor-Jess!:</b>" Ok so yesterday we took her to the ER for evaluation. They decided she needs to be fully monitored for ... [snip!] ... herself. She is going to be so scared and sad. I know its what's best....but its so hard. :( Anyway, thanks again everyone!!"</blockquote>




I'm so very sorry. It will be best for her! To get the help now instead of waiting

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gor-Jess!:</b>" Ok so yesterday we took her to the ER for evaluation. They decided she needs to be fully monitored for ... [snip!] ... herself. She is going to be so scared and sad. I know its what's best....but its so hard. :( Anyway, thanks again everyone!!"</blockquote>



Awwe I'm sorry mama. I'm so glad you took her though. This needs to happen. If something happened to her and you didn't do this you'd never forgive yourself.



Does she understand what's going on? Are you allowed to see her once she gets in for the psych eval?

tteb;-) 2 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5095 posts
12th Nov '12

that seems like torture for a little kid but i suppose its worth it if they can come to an actual diagnoses

Gor-Jess! Due December 30 (girl); TTC since Jan 2014; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 9996 posts
status 12th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Gor-Jess!:</b>" Ok so yesterday we took her to the ER for evaluation. ... [snip!] ... never forgive yourself. Does she understand what's going on? Are you allowed to see her once she gets in for the psych eval?"


She knows why she is there and is ok with that. However, she doesn't yet know that she will be at the hospital for almost a week by herself. Once she is there they will have visiting hours...but they are only like once a day. She is on 3 waiting lists....2 of the hospitals are an hour away and the other is over 2 hours away. I'm hoping she gets into one of the 2 that are closer. It will be so hard to see her everyday at the other hospital between having to work and the long drive. :(

Gor-Jess! Due December 30 (girl); TTC since Jan 2014; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 9996 posts
status 12th Nov '12
Quoting tteb;-):" that seems like torture for a little kid but i suppose its worth it if they can come to an actual diagnoses "


I think it will be better once she gets into the hospital. She will be able to play with the other kids and be able to do activities and such. I hope it will be better, thats what the dr said anyway.

Gor-Jess! Due December 30 (girl); TTC since Jan 2014; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Queen Creek, Arizona 9996 posts
status 16th Nov '12

Another update :)



So Jayde finally got transferred to another hospital on Tuesday. It was hard to leave her there, I totally broke down in the car. I felt horrible. But then I called her later and she was happy. Huge relief. Wed, I was only able to talk to her 3 times...no visits. She was started on Risperdol and Folic Acid that night. She tolerated them well. She hasn't heard anymore voices...yay! Yesterday, we had a meeting with her dr and caseworker...her dr is very happy about how she was responding to meds so they said she could probably come home today. So excited! Jayde said she doesn't want to leave yet because she made friends lol. I'm just waiting for the call to come get her. She will then be put on outpatient treatment.

Christina/Chrissy Due March 31; 17 kids; Pennsylvania 8726 posts
16th Nov '12

This is wonderful news.....so glad she doesnt have to be there very long, although Im sure it felt like forever! Im glad she didnt see it as mom and dad sent me away type of thing, but actually was able to adjust to being there, made some freinds and got the help she needed.....I hope the meds continue to work for her and that she will do well in outpatient counseling as well.....
Im so glad that now you can put your mind at ease knowing she is getting help and this will keep her and your family safe.....

Ashley Gosling 19 kids; Fort Myers, Florida 117 posts
16th Nov '12

Thats great news! Soo happy to hear that she doing well.. Keeping her and ur family in my prayers :)

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22489 posts
status 16th Nov '12

This is great news! And when my mom had to leave me the last time when she visited she broke down in the car and I'm 22. It's a mom thing.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gor-Jess!:</b>" Another update :) So Jayde finally got transferred to another hospital on Tuesday. It was hard to leave ... [snip!] ... yet because she made friends lol. I'm just waiting for the call to come get her. She will then be put on outpatient treatment. "</blockquote>




Did they say if they diagnosed her with anything?

tteb;-) 2 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 5095 posts
16th Nov '12

i know that she got to go home today thats all the details i know