Thursday, May 3, 2012

No News Isn't Always Good News

Kenny is back in jail. He has been in for about 3 weeks. He has absolutely no impulse control at all. None, nada, zilch, zip.
I don't know what will happen from here. The prosecuting attorney wants to keep him locked up for the rest of his sentence, but the judge and probation officer want to get him into some type of facility. His attorney told him today that they might have found an out-patient rehab. We've tried that before. We've tried a lot of things before.
We were thinking about taking him off our insurance so he could get state assistance and qualify for an in-patience rehab. But...there's always a but. Because he was denied SSI he can't apply for medicaid for another year. We were told to apply for SSI first, but in reality you should apply for medicaid first. All this just goes with the flow of our lives.We did find out that we can keep him covered on our insurance then if and when he does get medicaid it will serve as a supplemental insurance.
We have told him we won't continue to support him in this lifestyle. He is using his mental illness and addiction to get away with things. I don't want that to sound wrong or harsh. We are well aware of his mental illness and what it does to him. We do acknowledge that he has a MI, that's why he has gotten away with so much stuff. But, we also know Kenny. We called him on his behavior and he said he was using his illness to get out of doing a lot of things.
This is so hard.

I found this blog today and a wonderful video that broke my heart. If the name was changed to Kenny it would be a perfect fit.


  1. Oh, dear! I am so sorry to hear more bad news about Kenny. I was hoping things might be getting better. Wrong again.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

  2. It's not harsh. Being bipolar, I still have to admit my mistakes and live up to the wrong I've done.

    Try for SSI again. They almost always turn you down the first time. I had to apply 3 times before finally being approved. Even their Psych didn't understand why they turned me down.

    Best of luck to your family.


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