Keven drove her to the ER yesterday. She got stitches in her wrist and was admitted to a juvenile psychiatric hospital about 45 minutes from here. She's on a 72 hour hold and hopefully this will be helpful. I hope they don't give her any drugs that trigger her addiction (Xanax is her drug of choice).
Keven had a really good talk with her mom last night and tried to help her mom see that this was not an act of manipulation (the mother showed up yelling at L for doing this) but a cry for help. Apparently her got through to her in some way because she changed her tune after their talk.
Someone said in the comments that this is not my problem, I don't need to be involved. A young girl is sitting on me bed with her wrist bleeding - I don't see an alternative. I got involved as much as I needed to be (I put a new, tighter bandage on it) and waited with her for my son to come home and take her to the hospital.
I do care about these kids. And I am handling it okay...I am less worried about my son today because I saw how he stepped up and did all the right things yesterday and was even able to have a very serious and helpful talk with L's mom.
So today...all is well so far. I have to go to work now. I'll be thinking about all of you (us) and will catch up on blogs tonight.
Peace, Hope and Love, Barbara