I have been planning a vacation for my son. I have to keep him busy this summer so I have tons planned. I can\'t have him go through what he did last year (after summer was over and he returned to school about a month). I don\'t know if you remember or even know but my son was hiding out in his room a lot and would come home from school without trying to make eye contact. I suspected something was going on but I just didn\'t know what. I tried to talk with him and I got short answers which made me suspect more. My son and I have always had a good relationship. He would talk to me when things were bothering him but this time was different. He was shutting me out. So one day while he was at school I snooped in his room. I found a note in a notebook he had that was like a will. He said he killed himself cause of such and such reasons and was leaving whatever to whoever. To say the least I was in shock and couldn\'t stop crying. My baby was severly depressed and I had to help. I called his hiv doctor and they told me what places I can put him in. I called around until I found an empty bed. So after school I took my son there and he agreed he wanted help. While in there I found out so much more. My son had been cutting himself and has tried a couple of drugs and been drinking. He had been smoking too. My son was 14 at the time. I was trying so hard to be strong. I did cry awhile in front of him but then sucked it up for his sake. We talked for several hours that night and I told him I don\'t care how bad it is he can come to me. It could be ANYTHING!!!! He stayed at the behavior health hospital 11 days. The longest 11 days in my life. I went up to see him many times (it was up in Phoenix about an hour from me) to let him know I am not going to abandon him there. After the 11 days he started seeing a counselor and psychiratist and is still on meds. He has been and still is doing much better. And that is why I must keep him busy all summer long. Last summer was boring and a lot of sitting around. This summer I have planned 2 vacations. We are heading to vegas for a couple of days and stay home a day then go to L.A. to see my mom a few days then off to San Diego for a few days to see my sister. He hasn\'t seen San Diego so I have lots of stuff planned for him there. The zoo, legoland, sea world and whatever else I can find for him!
Anyhow sorry so long. I just wanted to say I have my plans under way hehe. I am probably just as excited as he is. I haven\'t been to San Diego since I was like 7 or 8 and we went to the zoo. I haven\'t been to Sea World or Legoland either.
I have about 3 weeks to get this all planned. So with all that time I am sure I can plan up a lot of fun!