Saturday, November 22, 2008

Finally an Update

Not much has been going on since I last posted. We have heard that DFCS is wanting to close our case now. Someone from the Governors office is doing an investigation into the case and the Bartow County DFCS. Brayden is still sick and can't seem to get over his cough and cold. No news yet on getting the trach removed either. Both Doctors can't seem to get their stuff together to arrange a date for his throat to be looked at and his new feeding tube put in. Brayden did get his stander and likes it pretty well. He has been kinda fussy lately due to being sick and getting aggrevated with coughing. We are ready to eat some good food on Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Holiday!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Update on harassment

We have decided to hire a lawyer to help deal with the Department of Family and Childrens Services. How ironic that an agency who is supposed to be helping Brayden is probably going to end up costing us money we do not have. Money that could be well spent on care or treatments to help Brayden. I have also sent letters to government officials regarding the harassment to see if anyone can help to resolve this matter.Who else do you ask for help when you are being harassed by a state or government agency? I received a call from the governors office saying that someone from the Department of Human Resources was going to investigate the matter. So hopefully we can get something resolved. Brayden has been doing very well and continues to be all smiley and happy even laughing out loud at times. Even though he still has a runny nose and cough he has been in good spirits. He finally got his swing for in the house from his Physical Therapist. He likes it pretty well. He also really likes his new wheelchair and is tolerating sitting in it very well. I will try to post some more pictures up here soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Frustrated!!!!!! Being Harassed

We feel like we are being harassed by Family and Childrens Services. They say that it is all routine stuff but they keep coming to our house and we feel like they are harrassing us. Brayden's accident happened in April, they started coming here in August and have been coming by our house or calling wanting to come out here almost every other week for some reason or another. They want us to have family team meetings and have a social worker come out to our house every week for family meetings. We are fed up with them. They say it is all rountine stuff but everytime they come to our house we all have to be here. They have been here 3 times in the past two weeks and they want Curtis to miss work to be here every time they are here. They even want our kids to miss school so they can be a part of these family meetings, which is not going to happen. They scheduled a meeting here last Monday and Curtis missed work to be here and only 1 person showed up and they couldn't do their meeting and will have to reschedule it. Everytime they come here we all have to tell them what happened on the day of the accident and relive it all over again, even my other 2 children are asked what happened that day. How inconsiderate can they be? Making the other 2 kids relive the traumatic events of that day over and over again. They said due to the severity of injury from his accident
if we refuse to cooperate they will seek legal action. We take care of our kids and they are provided for very well. They said that since Brayden's accident happened there is obviously lack of parental supervision in our home. Which is not true. I don't understand why we are being scrutinized by them because an accident happened. Why can't they go and help some children who really need their help.

On a good note Brayden went to the ENT doctor on Friday. The doctor is going to schedule to look at his throat to see if the scar tissue had resolved enough to remove his trach. If he still has some scar tissue they will remove it then. If everything looks good they will schedule to remove his trach. He will have to stay 2 nights in the hospital but it will be well worth it. We hope everything looks good and he can hurry up and get rid of the trach. We think it will greatly help in speeding up his progress. He has been so good since we got the ear infection under control. He has been all smiles and almost laughing at times.