I am so grateful for my family and friends who have been praying for our daughter.The past few weeks have been mentally exhausting. It has been 11 days since all of this has begun. We are tired, but faithful that God is working to help our daughter.
I am frustrated that I am the one initiating all of the communication regarding my daughter's care. I call everyday at noon, then again at 6pm. I have only received one phone call from the facility doctor who is caring for her. Each time I call, I literally have to pull information out of the staff. There seems to be no clear plan for her length of stay and discharge.
Today around noon, I called the facility for a daily status. The nurse told me that my daughter was behaving better and her anxiety and depression had improved. She then proceeded to tell me that my daughter told a staff member that if she was sent home, she would overdose on pills. My daughter also told her that she was abused at home. The nurse told me that her accusations were reported to DCF.
My wife and I were devastated! How could she lie and make these false accusations against us? We knew that they would be unfounded, but this unnecessary investigation would cause more stress on our family. We reached out to family and friends for continued prayer. We love our daughter and are hurt by this new development. I requested to have either the doctor or DCF call me so we can get things underway. Throughout remainder of the day, I receive no contact from anyone relating to my daughter's situation.
I called again at 6pm this evening and was told that my daughters behavior continued to improve and that she was currently in the day room playing cards with the other girls, smiling and having a good time. I really don't understand this whole process. I have been calling at least twice a day, requesting that someone in charge of her care call me back. It is now 10 pm and I have yet to hear from anyone.
With these new accusations, my wife and I are wondering how her coming home is going to work. Will she try to harm herself as she stated to the hospital staff? Will she make further accusations against us, causing stress and turmoil in our home? We inquired about some places that help you girls in her situation, but have not received a call back. We have left messages with the local therapist we were referred to by our family physician, again we have not received a call back. We are doing everything in our power to get things moving along, but so far no response.
Lord, please help my daughter. Only you know what is causing her to behave this way and make these false accusations. Lord, if she feels that she needs to behave this way because she doesn’t see a way out, please remind her how much we love her. Lord, I ask that you slam whatever door was opened that allowed the enemy to cause anger and confusion in my daughters mind. Wrap you loving arms around her Lord and shield her from the evil one. In Jesus name, Amen.