Oh man you guys
Loooong story short......I have temporary guardianship of Thor and his brother. They were removed from the home yesterday. Allegations are: neglect, abuse, drug use and sale in the home....the older boy was walking around with a heroin needle....so much more....one meal a day...I had no idea it was like this.
I had to take the older one, K, to the ER for an evaluation, per KY CPS. He will be 4 soon, still in diapers, can't speak sentences, developmentally, emotionally, and physically behind. He smelled so bad, hasn't had a bath in a few weeks. Had one outfit that he owned.
Thor stays with me most of the time. He was evaluated at the CPS office and they seemed satisfied that he was being taken care of, and has given him to me and Tom until further notice. K is with us til Monday. I don't have the resources or experience to take care of such a high needs child...he's violent when he's angry, etc. So far, however, he's been acting pretty good. I bathed him, bought him clothes, and am feeding him regularly.
So, pending the drug test results of his mom and her mom, i have them. And if the results are positive, I keep Thor until Jon gets his lazy ass home and decides to be a father.
So much to write, I'm sure I'm missing something.
Anyone have any suggestions or advice on how to care for a SN child with his symptoms until he is placed elsewhere?