Transitions are stressful! And that’s just me! I cant begin to imagine what it must be like for C. I have now taken C to his new home twice. The first time he was extremely anxious (I was glad of his helmet) and the second time he found very distressing. He was very bewildered and confused and upset. Some old behaviours have reappeared.
To keep myself busy and positive I have been making things for his new room. C loves watching reflective light and will loose himself in these CD pics.
And I have been rug making, they make great wall hangings as well as softening the blows his head takes.
To answer some of your questions
Mima - 6 weeks to go! Which isnt nearly as long as it should be or i would have liked.
Niksmom - a lot lot closer only 40 mins away :)
Chaininmagic - Thankfully everyone is taking Cs head banging very seriously. But yes I still am a nervous wreck!
Honeysuckle said and I couldn’t agree more ‘isn't it sad that young people without someone able to fight their corner will end up without any help?’
I looked at 42 homes over 2 years. I was very fortunate to be able to do this and then go through the funding process.
Menopausaloldbag - Yes it is a full time place (but he will still come home). How do I feel? A range of emotions. Excited for Cs future, hopeful that i have found the right place for him. Petrified about his head banging, especially in the short term. Upset that some people feel I am now at the end of my parenting and can now get a life, or whats the point of so much resources being put into a young man with Cs level of disability, and other such remarks. Plus all the other feelings a mother has when a child leaves school and goes into the world (times 100!)
Stinking Billy - Thank you!