So Sad for Many Reasons
My SS11 has Autism, ADHD and "Severe-psychosis Non Specified." He lives with his father and I full time. He was in an acute care psychiatric hospital over Valentine's day. A couple of times he mentioned that He knew his BM had sent him a package for Valentine's Day. She had not. As a matter of fact, we had to remind her to even send a card so he could have it when he got home.
She did. The card arrived the day he got home from the hospital, which was lucky for her.
Now, we are looking at a more long term hospitalization for SS11. He will be in the hospital for 6 weeks to 3 months; depending on how quickly they can get his meds under control and can bring him into reality.
Tomorrow is his Birthday. He will be SS12. He will expect a present from his BM. She has always in the past sent packages with age inappropriate toys, and candy (she still thinks of him as a 6 year old). Well, until just recently she was homeless.
Now she is renting a room; and is engaged to a man who just got out of prison and is a registered sex offender. She has not sent a card or anything for SS. He will go to the hospital Tuesday or Wednesday, knowing that his BM didn't give him a second thought.
The "nice" person inside of me wants to remind him that she too struggles with mental illness.
The "real" person inside of me wants to scream that she is a selfish, uncaring, piece of shit who only cares about herself.
My heart is breaking for SS on so many levels today.