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PostSubject: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:41 pm

When we went and visited the children on Monday, Rachel told me that her ear hurt a lot. So, I looked at it, and there was quite a bit of blood in her ear. I mentioned it to April, and she said that she would try to get Rachie in to a doctor pretty soon. We've been trying to get in touch with them all week to check on Rachel, have left messages on the phone, keep calling back, and aren't getting any replies, so we're not sure what's up with Rachel. But please pray for her. She was in a lot of pain. I gave her some Children's Tylenol that I had in my purse (Auntie's Magic Purse rides again! Love ) but that doesn't take care of the problem.

On a related note........John & April have missed Michael's neurologist appointment three times now, and Michael has run out of one of his anti-seizure meds. This last time that John & April cancelled his appointment, the reason they gave was - they had carpet coming that day, and didn't want to miss it. (Nevermind the fact that neither one of them worked that day, and ONE of them could have taken Michael to his appointment. Nevermind the fact that he almost DIED from one of his seizures.. Yes, I'm angry. ) When we talked to them Monday, they still hadn't rescheduled an appointment for Michael, and they really didn't seem very concerned about when it got done.

Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:52 pm

Both Rachel and Michael are in my prayers. I do hope by now that they had gotten Rachel seen and Michael's appointment scheduled. I can't believe after how serious things had been for Michael that they would let this go. Blue Please let us know if you hear anything.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:36 pm

Rachel and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers. You are too Savannah.(((hugs)))
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:39 pm

Rachael and Michael are in my prayers, Savannah. Please let us know when you hear something.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:50 pm

Savannah,
This sounds so serious. Is there any way that you could contact the social worker that has seen the children in the past and tell her everything that has been going on? I'm sure that if Rachel was living with you, you would have taken her to see a doctor immediately. And poor Michael. What are they thinking, missing his appt's. like that?


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:45 pm

Ranting This is nothing but child abuse and Child Protective Services needs to know about it. Neither of the children should be ignored, Rachel could lose hearing in that ear if not taken care of and you already mentioned what could happen to Michael. Someone needs to step in to make sure these children, all of them, are getting the proper care.......

I am saying prayers for all of them and for you and your family as well Savannah..... :alright:

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:59 pm

They need to lose Custody of all there children

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:00 pm

Rhonda wrote:
Ranting This is nothing but child abuse and Child Protective Services needs to know about it. Neither of the children should be ignored, Rachel could lose hearing in that ear if not taken care of and you already mentioned what could happen to Michael. Someone needs to step in to make sure these children, all of them, are getting the proper care.......

I am saying prayers for all of them and for you and your family as well Savannah..... :alright:

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:43 pm

You know what's totally frustrating? The Social Worker seems completely charmed by John and April. April grew up with a lot of foster brothers and sisters, and knows exactly what the social worker wants to hear. She can be extremely sweet and likeable when she wants to. But no matter what we show Protective Services, they won't step in. Michael told us, several weeks ago, that he'd like to shoot himself. He's EIGHT, for pity sake! But the social worker just brushed that aside as Michael "wanting attention". I'm so disgusted with how Protective Services has failed my precious children. They live in terrible conditions, are mistreated, and neglected, and "Protective" Services looks the other way.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:54 pm

Well, who is the next to call that is "above" Child Protective Services? Savannah, did you keep any kind of a journal, writing down all that has happened since the children were taken back by Jon and April? If I were you, I would plead with the social worker, and tell her about Rachel's ear, and the situation with Michael. Like you said, he could die if he has another big seizure. Has the social worker seen their living conditions? And if not, then I would seriously MAKE these people listen. Have you asked them why they keep looking the other way? Something is seriously wrong here. You have so many examples of why the children shouldn't be living with Jon and April. Someone needs to listen, and soon.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:55 pm

We finally got an answer at John & April's trailer. April said that the phone had been wired wrong, so they hadn't been getting a dial tone. No calls in or out. (But we left messages on their answering machine. Huh? ) Then she told us that she had called the doctor Tuesday (apparently, on the phone that didn't work) and that he said that he couldn't get Rachel in til late in July. She says that Rachel's ear is all better. I'm hoping for the best, but to be completely honest, I'm beyond the point of believing anything that April says. I'll check Rachel's ear Saturday, and see how she's doing.

Teresa, I know what you're saying. But I don't know who else to call. Everyone we've talked to, in the legal realm, says that the children belong back home with us, but there's nothing that they can do to help us. The social workers are all charmed by April, even though the children have told them repeatedly that they want to go home. One social worker told us that it's because our children aren't as bad off as some others that they're dealing with, and that they're understaffed and overworked. So, basically, something terrible would have to happen before they'll do anything. I haven't given up, and I haven't stopped praying. I just don't know what else to do.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:53 pm

Why is it that those who need help the most never get it? mad I can't even begin to imagine tne frustration that your family feels, Savannah. But, I feel frustrated just hearing about what those kids are going through!


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:09 pm

Savannah wrote:
You know what's totally frustrating? The Social Worker seems completely charmed by John and April. April grew up with a lot of foster brothers and sisters, and knows exactly what the social worker wants to hear. She can be extremely sweet and likeable when she wants to. But no matter what we show Protective Services, they won't step in.

I can totally relate with this....my sister who is on the prescription drugs is exactly like this---she's so charming people just dont even see it. She is an endangering my nephew on a daily basis, but who would ever believe it? Only her family and close friends. But same here, child protective services seem to be on 'her side', since she is the "mother". My BIL wants my nephew full-time, but in 'their' eyes, she's the one more fit. No

Savannah I am SO sorry you're going through this. It has to be sheer torture knowing the children you love so dearly are being neglected like this. I pray that a miracle will happen for these innocent children---I am so frustrated and disheartened by all this, so I can only imagine how you must feel. Blue


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:52 pm

Oh, Savannah, it's soooooooooo frustrating!! Especially since the "system" isn't doing their job. Could you ask someone in the legal realm what you could do since Child Protective Services isn't listening? I know that you and your parents have done so much already, and you must be at the end of your ropes. There has to be SOMETHING though. I feel just horrible about all of this. I feel like I know your niece and nephews because you have shared so much about each of them. At least they know that you'll always be there for them, and you won't give up.
As far as Rachel seeing the doctor............Did April even tell them what her symptoms were? If I called my doctor's office and said that my daughter's ear had been bleeding and that she was in alot of pain, they'd want to see her ASAP. They might even tell me to take her to the ER. No doctor would tell you that they wouldn't be able to see her for a month.
Savannah, I am so sorry that you are going through such heartache. I will be praying for you and the children. I think about them alot!!


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:28 pm

I dont think the phone is what is "wired wrong"!!! Sorry to hear things are so bad for those two sweet kiddos. God has a hand on them, Savannah---trust that. BUT do all you can to be heard....I know its exhausting. You are doing it for those kids and they will thank you someday. Many Prayers....daily.




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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:53 pm

Those poor babies! Savannah, how is Rachel feeling? I can't believe they would completely overlook something like that! Not to mention missing Michael's appointments, knowing how serious his condition could be! mad What is wrong with April and John, why do they even want the children if they don't want to take care of them?! How could anyone be so unfeeling when their own children are involved?

I wish there was a way Protective Services could actually see this situation - not what April is telling them, but seeing a child in pain for days without the parents doing a darn thing about it, and find out about Michael's appointments being missed. Do you think there's any way his doctor would call the social worker to inform him/her about this?

This is beyond frustrating - I can't imagine how tough it is to be living in this situation for you and the children. Please know that we are all praying for you and them. I know God has a plan, I know somehow this situation will work out.





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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:38 pm

My Mom, Dad and I went to see the children today, so Mom and I had a chance to check Rachel's ear. It's better than it was, thankfully, but still looks red and irritated. We have some herbal medicine that has worked wonders in the past for Rachel, so we put some of that in her ear, and gave her some cotton balls for her to put in her ear. She said that it doesn't hurt as much now. I'm so glad. I've sure been praying. Her ear looked so painful on Monday! Poor sweetie! Thank you so much for praying. I really believe that the prayers are what helped her ear.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of prayer needs   Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:54 pm

I'm glad that Rachel's ear looks better today. My thoughts and prayers are with the children and you guys.
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