Friday, October 11, 2013

The caseworker came today

I called our county mental health department to ask for help with my son's constant crying last week. The caseworker came today and met me and Andy. I cried a bit when asked how I'm dealing with all this. Andy cried a bit too, in spurts. He watched Dora the Explorer, and Yo Gabba Gabba to keep calm. It worked a little.

The visit took two hours. I had to hand over copies of financial documents, and medical documents and tell of my struggles with Andy. I think the caseworker could see that I was struggling to hold it all together. I was genuinely having a hard time, and it came across.

They are supposed to provide a respite coordinator within 14 days. Then we should be able to start receiving weekly help with Andy. We will have to pay for the help, but that's okay for now, I just need the help.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy
    I am so glad to hear you are going to be getting some help. It takes a lot of people to raise a child with special needs. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. Sending prayers your way.