Thanks. In the end it became imperative because I couldnt physically carry on. We are looking at 4 day centres over the next few days with Ali's new SW and they all have places available so hopefully it will not take long.
I am fuming with the NHS response to his self harming. I paid to see a neurologist because there was a 6 week wait. Now, 3 weeks later, after she said she would do further tests on the NHS we have been told there are no appointments available until mid September at the earliest. She referred to Psychiatry...the response was to send a Community Nurse today who "screens referrals to the consultant" who will discuss Ali with the consultant a week on Friday and then decide what they might or might not do...but he said he had no idea why he might be doing it any more than I have! A referral was made without our request for my eldest who has Aspergers to mental health...fuming again...he doesnt have mental health problems but that is the only service for people with Aspergers...they wait until they have them rather than offer any support he said. I took us both to our GP on Tuesday and insisted on help...got Zopiclone to help him sleep for 3 nights and he said he would ask the Neurologist to offer a cancellation if she has any. Totally inadequate but apparently, according to the nurse today, they are not failing us because they are complying with their 18 week pathway?????? No matter if he is punching himself on the face if we are not watching him all his waking hours and is not sleeping until 4am without Zopiclone and I have been made ill with it and had to be admitted to hospital and should be resting now to get well and his poor brother is having to be the best father in the world to him while grieving for his own father who went under due to their neglect.
To say I am angry is the understatement of the century. What should I do? I have fought a migraine since he left at 3 and need to complain I think...more stress. %%%% the NHS...."No Hope Services"!