Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Why some people are too afraid to ask for help

Sometimes I think “docs” also know as child welfare you can find their website here:, are bloody stupid.

Dawson's mother has had a breakdown and is in James Fletcher hospital at the moment this is a mental health hospital, she will be there a while I think we are expecting her to be there for a couple of months. The reason for the break down is complicated the big cause is Michelle's own mother.

Anyway on Monday “docs” went out to visit her father Allen who is taking care of Dawson's little brother Landon who is only 2yrs old, now Allen has taken care of Landon since he was born and is use to caring for him.

Well the stupid people from Docs said they thought Allen is a bit too elderly to be caring for a 2 year old and they thought Landon would be better off in care. Now the reason Michelle would not get help for her mental state was because she was worried that if she asked for help “docs” would come in and take Landon and put him in care.

The only reason why she has been admitted to hospital for care was because on Christmas Day she was assaulted and was still in pain so Allen took her to the hospital emergency department about her pain and her off the wall behaviour raised concerns and she was admitted to James Fletcher for help.

If Michelle was to hear that “docs” want to put Landon in care it wouldn't help he mental state, she is afraid that if he is taken into care she will not be able to get him back, since she has siblings who were taken into care and never went back to their parents this is a real concern for her.

Allen told “docs” that Dawson's grandmother (my mum) was willing to help him by watching Landon if he needed a break during the day, so mum gets a phone call from “docs” she tells them she is willing to help Allen out and they wanted mum to take Landon 3 or 4 nights a week. Mum had to tell them she would not have him overnight as it would be too much for her but she would help out taking him during the day if needed, so they asked her if she could take him 5 days a week from 10-3 mum said NO she couldn't do that she has things she needs to do things on Wednesday & Friday, so then they asked if she would take him 3 days a week from 10-3, mum said yes as she doesn't want to see Landon taken into care.

Now the woman mum spoke to said a few times that Allen is elderly, Allen is in his early or mid 60's mum will be 75 in two weeks time. Allen has no problem taking care of Landon he has done it since the boy was born.  


diane b said...

It sure is a heart breaking story. Who cares for Dawson?

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Dawson lives with my parents and had done for many years

whiteangel said...

Oh dear me, that is terrible.
I hope it gets sorted out for the boys sake and his mum..

CWMartin said...

I know their top job is protecting the kids. And as they don't belong to "the family", they don't really know the ins and out. But it smells to me like, if they are wanting to dump all that work on a 75-y-o woman because a 65-y-o- man is "too elderly", what they really mean is he is an elderly MAN rather than an elderly woman. I think a rich man would have a good sex discrimination case there. Prayers for all involved.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is sad when those who are supposed to protect just make things worse. Prayers that this will be settled in a way that is helpful to all involved

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

At least Michelle is somewhere she can get help and recover

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I know Allen looks like an old man and mum doesn't but it was funny none the less, I wonder if they will continue to think the same way once they meet mum face to face...........we will see

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Yes I agree

Update on mum

After getting up this morning and throwing a load of washing on to wash I get a phone call from Sandra just as I was thinking of ringing...