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#1963499 - 09/22/14 12:38 PM New prayer request
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As some on here know, my wife and I are parents to a son who suffers from brain damage as a result of his birthmother drinking while she was pregnant. Our son is 13 (14 in December)and at times can be too much for my wife and I to handle when he is ramped up (5'5", 160 lbs.). As a result, we had a meeting with his care team (therapists, social workers, probation officer, friends) and determined that our best course of action was to pursue out-of-home placement (first in a residential treatment center and then most likely a group home). We received approval from our county last week and so have started the process to have him placed. My wife and I will be touring the facility where we would like to have him placed this coming Friday. We could use prayers for wisdom and for the strength to be able to do what is necessary so that our son is able to be successful. On top of this, my wife is having her left ankle fused on October 2nd so she is doubly stressed.
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#1963502 - 09/22/14 01:07 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Prayers and {{HUGS}} for you, PP. I can't imagine how difficult it was to make this decision.
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#1963505 - 09/22/14 01:23 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Sorry for the entire situation PP; consider prayers sent that it all works out for the best.
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#1963509 - 09/22/14 01:33 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Sending prayers your way, I can imagine what you are going through, but know that you have many people caring about you.
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#1963512 - 09/22/14 01:35 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Hard decisions. Wish all the best to you and your wife during this difficult situation. Always Say A Prayer.
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#1963514 - 09/22/14 01:48 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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back home again
Prayers to you and your family...
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#1963516 - 09/22/14 01:51 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Adding more prayers for you and your family.
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#1963550 - 09/22/14 03:01 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
Prayers for you, your caring wife and wonderful family!!
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#1963552 - 09/22/14 03:02 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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PP, I am in awe of all that you and Mrs. PP have done for your son.
All three of you have my prayers daily.

Ouch! to the fused ankle. Extra prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery.

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#1963562 - 09/22/14 03:27 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Prayers for your family, PP, as you go through this transition.

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#1963574 - 09/22/14 03:46 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Praying for your family!

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#1963636 - 09/22/14 05:52 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Sending prayers.
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#1963652 - 09/22/14 06:11 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Sending prayers from Oklahoma!
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#1963697 - 09/22/14 07:36 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Some people do a lot of talking or write a check at tax time - you truly have a committment making a difference. Thanks and prayers heading to you from SC.

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#1963803 - 09/23/14 12:13 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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You are all in my thoughts, PP. frown
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#1963804 - 09/23/14 12:24 PM Re: New prayer request DeeQ
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Prayers for strength PP...for all of you!
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#1963863 - 09/23/14 02:05 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Thank you all. I am humbled by your responses. We are nothing special, just parents trying to do what we can to help our son be successful. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me and Mrs. PP.
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#1964077 - 09/23/14 08:23 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Prayers for a less stress and good outcomes.
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#1964083 - 09/23/14 08:39 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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PP...what you are doing is the very definition of what 'tough love' really means.

Y'all all are to be commended for looking out for his best interest.
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#1964131 - 09/23/14 10:24 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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I know a family that had the same situation. Adopted a son whose mother drank/did drugs and the child was abused extremely. Had a lot of issues as a small child. But the father was able to keep control of him. When the child was around 12, the father developed cancer and died. After a couple of years, the mother and other siblings were not able to control him anymore and they placed him in a home. After about 1 1/2 years, he was able to return home and finish school and is now a functional working adult in our community. Praying for your entire family. Hang in there. You are doing what is best for everyone.

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#1964137 - 09/24/14 12:27 AM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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^^^That's one of the best parts of BOL.
There's always someone who's been there, done that and often has a t-shirt to prove it.
Thanks so much for sharing that, Snowgirl.

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#1964287 - 09/24/14 04:31 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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I have a neighbor who took over custody of her two grandchildren while the mother (her child) was commited to rehab (meth abuser). She was there for a couple of years and is now back home with her two kids and appears recovered and her attitude is so much better.

It's hard to concieve how a mother can give up her own kids, but the intervention brought about by HER mother has brought her back to her kids...not exactly the same sitch...but similar all the same. smile
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#1964908 - 09/26/14 12:17 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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Praying for you today, PP.
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#1964945 - 09/26/14 01:40 PM Re: New prayer request Skittles
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Thoughts and prayers for your family PP.
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#1968445 - 10/09/14 04:59 PM Re: New prayer request Purple Pride
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UPDATE: We received an approval for placement from the Residential Treatment Center and now we just have to wait for a spot to open up, which will be at least 3-4 weeks. It will be hard but Mrs. PP and I both believe this is best for him and will help him to be successful in the long run. Thanks again for all of the prayers and thoughts.

P.S. Mrs. PP's surgery went well. The doctor only had to fuse one of the two joints in her left foot. She will now have 4 screws as a permanent piece of her foot. Pain is about a 3 or 4 on a 1-10 scale right now which is where the doctor wants it to be. She is in a splint that weighs about 15 lbs but hopefully that will come off on Monday and be replaced by a lighter cast.
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