Holly - posted on 10/24/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I need help now!!! My son has been having problems for several years, but since me and my soon to be ex husband have split, and he is now living with his girlfriend & her 13 yr old son, mind you we're not even divorced yet....my son has been having major problems at school and at home, to the point that the school has even threatened to send him to ALP (Alternative Learning Program)...He has hit other children at school and also attacks me and my daughter, who is 8, on a daily basis. The least little things will set him off. I have asked his doctor for help for several years, and I don't feel that he even listens to me at all. He just acts like everything is no big deal!!! Really??? I can't even get a job right now because the school wants me to focus completely on him so that I can get him the help he needs, but with the divorce going on, I have to pay the bills now. I have made him an appointment with our local Mental Health facility, and he has a therapist now, and they are supposed to get him Psychological testing soon, but I feel that they don't realize what a serious threat he is to himself and others RIGHT NOW!!!! If I don't get him on meds soon, I feel that he will end up in a local mental hospital or in DCS custody. I seem to be running into brick walls with the assistance that I need, and no one seems to give me any clear answers.....I'm actually crying right now as I am typing this to you all tonight, because I feel so alone, and I am so glad that I found this website...I know that there has to be someone out there that knows what I am going through and can give me some guidance. One of the many therapists that he has seen even told me he may have Autism. He used to lick his hands constantly, and he says that they are rusty all the time. Now he obsesses about lotion wanting it on his soles of his feet, his hair, hands, etc. He doesn't adapt well to changes at all sometimes, and he will dart across a parking lot in like 5 seconds or less. Sometimes he acts very well controlled, but it comes and goes. He curses us, throws objects at me, hits me with his fist, and literally tried to get in the car tonight, start it, and drive away...I had to call the police and crisis....PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP THIS WORN OUT MOM IN TN????