Archive for January 18th, 2008

New Problem Brewing in Son’s PCH

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Today I spoke with CA, the woman who takes care of my son, DS, in her home, which is also a personal care home. She was asking again about the possibility of finding some day program for DS because she has no time to do things by herself. Apparently it is a state regulation that she cannot leave him in her home by himself. When she leaves to go to the store or anywhere, she takes him with her.

I can sympathize with her complaint. I really do not know what to say. DS had a bad experience with a previous day program. I just cannot imagine him agreeing to go to another one. CA suggested that if DS could come home for one day a week, it would be a help. I need to think about that one. Right now I need to have my husband present when DS is around because my nerves are rather shot by the verbal abuse he is inclined to heap on me when we are alone. I figure that is why he did so well during the holidays… lots of extended family around. 

The alternative will be getting CA to the burned-out point where she will probably ask that DS move to another home. I am heartsick about both possibilities.

Totally changing the subject, DS called me today to let me know that Bobby Fisher died. DS has long enjoyed chess, so I am not surprised he would want to call me with the news. He said, “Isn’t it interesting that Bobby Fisher died at the age of 64 and there are 64 squares on a chessboard.” I wonder if he thought that one up himself or if he read it somewhere.

snowmanmelted snowmanOn the lighter side, we had snow here in Georgia yesterday. My five-year old daughter and I built a one-foot tall snowman. Here are the before and after shots of the snowman yesterday and today.