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    one of my biggest fears.  A couple of times, he had histrionics in public and the police were called.  I gave them his doctor's number, and they did go interview him, but gads.  There were many visits to ERs between his injuries and mine.  I was trying to spread them out because I feared that so much.  And they always bite what's convenient, don't they?  My son got me in the neck once, while I was trying to restrain him.   The looks the medical staff give you are a cross between pity and suspicion.  

    Once Jon was admitted to the hospital and more came out, his doctor there had to report to CPS, who showed up at the hospital with the police.  They did interviews with my son, my daughter, all of us separately.  It was horrible.  At the end, they said since I had already removed him from the home, it would go no further.  I understand the need to protect children, but they knew before the interview that he was out of the home and my daughter was safe.  At that point, it felt a bit sadistic.

    You are my brother, my sister.

    by RoCali on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:37:51 PM PST

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