Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An Update to the Plan

Our son has a plan but it does need some more work and more detail but I think at this point he is doing the best he can.

His plan was to get out of the KC area but that is not totally his call. He made an appointment with his probation officer. The probation officer will not allow him to leave this area at this time. He must continue to live at our home or get approval for another arrangement. He ask the PO if he could get try to find an Oxford House in this area and the PO agreed to allow him to look for one. He must go for orientation with the PO next week. I don't know what that is.

The PO also put him on a daily call list for drug tests. 

Not everything dad wanted but it is a start, sometimes we can only work with what we are given.

4 comments:

cw2smom said...

Wishing you the best in all of this! Lisa

Gledwood said...

yeah all the best

;->...

take care

Cat said...

The PO is making sure your son understands that there are guidelines to follow - I say if your son can find a safe place to live other than home he would be better able to learn to function on his own, as a mom I have a tendency to want to save my son from himself, or be critical of his choices instead of treating him like a 17 year old who needs to learn and make choices...

My sons PO has been extreemly helpful and supportive and I think if she was'nt we would have lost my son to the system weeks ago.

I wish your son and you the very best of outcomes.

big Jenn said...

I'm on the other side of some serious hardship with my daughter as you know if you read my blog. I know for sure that all of it made me a better person. It was different circumstances to be sure, but I would guess that the pain of dealing with your son's addiction doesn't FEEL any different than my pain did. Hang in there. jeNN