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Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:41 AM
Joined: 1/9/2012
Posts: 27

I went to the school yesterday and asked them about the Social Worker and turns
out she is a Social Worker for the school. They gave me her number and I called
her and we talked. She said that Austin is between that groove of adulthood and
childhood and that is why he probably didn't share their cionversation with me
even though she asked him to.

She said she was actually glad that I called so she could get the other side of
the picture so to speak. Austin had another melt down at school and the
principal called her in. He told her he is wanting to quit school because there
is too much stress in his life. She did ask how I was doing and we talked about
that. I told her I was taking Austin to see a new therapist today and she was
glad of that.

So, I don't feel threatened by her by her but rather relieved. She did tell me
that she had the responsibility of hotlining certain cases but after talking
with me DID NOZT feel our case was one of them. That Austin is just really
struggling with growing up, hormones and grieving for me.

Austin has tried all week to get out of going to this counseling session and
told me last night, "fine I'll go, but I will just lie to him." I tried
explaining to him that this dr. was to help us through this hurdle especially
him and he could only do that if he was honest with him. He wants NO part of it!
I am hoping I can speak to the therapist alone at first so I cn warn him what is
going on and what to look for in Austin.

Wish us luck for this afternoon, I'm gonna need it!


Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:20 AM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795



Good luck and keep us posted.


Peace and Hope,



Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:28 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514

Tracy, I hope it went well.  Waiting to hear back from you.  Hope Austin opened up to him.
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 7:36 AM
Joined: 1/9/2012
Posts: 27

Austin DID go to counseling and I was rather proud of him. He set there and answer qustions honestly. The psychologist did say though that when teens hit 15 years of age and really don't want to go to counseling and parents drag them in anyway that it usually is not successful. I kinda knew that I guess, but am just trying to give Austin everything that he needs to be successful in life.


He spoke with us together for about 40 minutes to the background of why we were there. He was familiar with Pick's disease that helped alot! So he truly knows what we are dealing with. Then he spoke to Austin alone for about 15 minutes and then the both of us agaion at the end. Austin DID agree to go back for 3 more visits and give the guy a chance, so for that I am thankful. I just hope it all works well and he continues this after the 3 visits. At least Austin is willing to try and that is all that I asked of him.



Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 8:53 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Thanks for the follow up. I like the way the couselor handled things.

And yo truly are to be applauded for all that you are doing to get ready.

Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 11:55 AM
Joined: 1/3/2012
Posts: 189

You were going through things I never had to go through, not having any family living. When I first got MCI, and later EOAD, I lost a lot of friends, that all of a sudden got scared of me. I dropped them and made new ones; which can't be done with family members. It takes insight, knowledge, and courage; to do what you and Austin are doing now. 

I Agree Smiley