Sunday, October 29, 2006

update on Kain

Please continue to pray for us. We are at a really low point right now in our efforts with Kain. It has been a *bad* bad that I was seriously entertaining the idea of putting him in an inpatient facility for some kind of crisis intervention. We really, really need some professional help with him. I guess we were naive to hope that simply giving him a better environment would be the answer for him. In reality, giving him a better environment hasn't done much of anything except tick him off. He fights us tooth and nail (and often hand and fist) on any kind of rules/structure/authority. Don't get me wrong, I know the better environment is good for him whether he knows it or not, and it will pay off in the long run, but for right now we are all very stressed. He has also been in repeated fights with neighborhood kids and kids at school this week. We are trying to get him help. The local guidance centers won't touch him until we get legal guardianship (something we can't afford to do right now). My brother is going to go in this week and see if there is some kind of release he can sign that will allow us to take him to therapy. We are still waiting to hear back from the Schmieding Center, but there is a long waiting list'll be a while. In the meantime, we feel very much on our own and very incompetent to handle him properly. Please keep us in your prayers.


Jen said...

You are in my prayers. Can I ask what the story is behind him? Is he a foster child?

I will offer my mid-day prayers esp for you.

God Bless, Jen

Entropy said...

Praying here for you.

mel said...

No, Kain is my nephew. He came to live with us in August. We are unsure if it is a permanent situation or not,,,but it is looking like it probably will be. He is the ADHD poster child, has some learning delays, history of abuse and neglect...a lot to untangle!