Today, I called to see how he is doing and they said he was doing great. He played with the other children, was doing activities and was eating.
I went to eat dinner with him and we were both excited to see one another! I miss him so much. He kept smiling at me and saying Nan, I'm glad you're here. We played a few games, watched a Scooby Doo movie and played some cards. Then when he knew he had to get ready for bed and have his shower, he started to cry a little because he knew I was going to leave. I said to finish our card game and if I am allowed, then I would start his shower then leave. That perked him up. Off he went to the bathroom and I started his shower and he gave me big hugs and kisses and I left. Feeling somewhat lonelier than when I came. The house seems so empty.
The different treatments he has received over the past two years through our IWK Children's Mental Health program has been incredible! We have been through different types of treatment and care for his severe ADHD and ODD, as well as struggling with learning difficulties. But he is a strong little boy and he prays at night that God will help him learn to keep his temper in check and to help him get friends.
I breaks my heart when I hear him tell me that he played soccer that day with the boys that hate him, and they would only let him play defense, then state "but at least I got to play". He is a handsome little guy with a fabulous personality, who is funny, whitty and smart in many ways.
I have to thank my lucky stars that we have a public health car system in Canada and we can access any type of care without having to pay a dime (other than parking, but that is another beef with me). Everyone should have full and free access to health care. That's what the leaders of countries are tasked with yet they have different priorities and put the people last. Some people shock me when I hear they don't want a universal health care system run by the government! Health care should not be concerned with making profits by the sick, ill and dying. It should be free, paid by taxes by all citizens.
Will we one day see power countries like the United States finally smell the roses and provide free(taxed) health care for all Americans? We'll have to wait and see. Thanks for listening.