Monday, February 26, 2007

He is home!!!

Thank you all for your prayers and hugs, my son came home today, he is fine. He's lost probably 10 pounds and doesn't look like he's slept in a month---but he survived on the kindness of friends and only spent one night in the cold. Now that I am relieved and happy he is home, it's time to start thinking options for him--something that will work and keep him on the straight and narrow. I am not putting him back into the treatment center, we'll work on an out patient basis and try and get the help he needs that way. Thank you again for your prayers and kind words, I am going to actually sleep tonight, I think. Lord knows I can use more than 2-3 hours of sleep!!!

Son ran away again.....

Needless to say, I haven't spent much time quilting this weekend. I found out on Wednesday that my son ran away from the treatment center on the 16th. 5 days after he disappeared, someone finally informs me, his mother. Their excuse was that their policy is to contact the guardian and the police--since county took emergency custody of him to place him in this facility, they are now his guardian. The problem was, all county workers were off Monday for Presidents day, so my county worker didn't find out until Tuesday and he didn't inform me until Wednesday. In the meantime, my son has been gone for 5 days by the time I am informed. Now it's been over a week, one friend saw him the night he ran away and no one has seen him since. I am literally falling apart with worry, I've contacted all the friends I knew he knew and asked them to contact any I didn't know. My daughter has asked everyone she knows---but no one knows anything. He left the facility---in the tail end of our blizzard week---dressed in a hoodie, jeans and checked tennis shoes---that's it. He has no money, no ID, nothing. The treatment center has all his belongings locked up, so he had no way to get his money or other things. I have his ID, his guitar, all the "stuff" that he cares about, I am surprised he hasn't come back for them, which worries me even more for his safety.

I am just blabbing at this point, I've done all that I can physically do, it's a waiting game now, although I have been driving around everyday trying to find him. It's taking a toll on me, my health, family---it's just awful!

Ok, I'm done, I just needed to get that all out. If you are reading this, please pray for my son, for his safety and a safe return very soon!