You all will probably remember that my nephew, Nicholas, was in rehab last year. He has struggled with life issues for years. My brother deserted Nick when he was 12 & Nick has been “a problem child” ever since. Well, duh. My brother has spent the last 2 years trying to correct the error of his ways by coming to see Nick & having Nick out to Kansas City at every opportunity.
Unfortunately ex-SIL is a major drama queen. When Nick was in rehab last year she made the comment that the program he was in was really over-the-top for a kid that was only experimenting with pot. At his graduation party she told me that his drug of choice was Oxy. She told my uncle & aunt that Nick didn’t graduate from high school. She has told Nicholas that he is “just like his father,” meaning a worthless piece of shit. The latest golden nugget that she threw at us was to tell Nick that my brother is not his father. On Thanksgiving Day; Nick is now 18.
About 2 weeks ago Nick posted on facebook that he was “gone for good.” Of course that made us all nuts because he no longer has a cell phone & the Ex wouldn’t tell us where he was. While I was on Cape Cod my brother called & asked me to get his sister’s phone number from Erin because the Ex wouldn’t answer her phone & he was trying to find Nick. Whore.
At 11:30 yesterday my mother called me & asked if I would take Nick to the airport at 5:00 with her. Of course. Nick his going to Kansas City to live with my brother.
This morning my mother told me that Karen says Nick has been diagnosed bi-polar. I’ve never seen any erratic behavior from him; but I haven’t been around him for more than a week in the last 2 years. The psychologists that I have worked with in the past have told me that a lot of civilian providers will diagnose substance abusers with bi-polar instead of dealing with the substance abuse. I’m hoping that is what is going on with Nick.
I hope that my brother can help Nick. He’s such a nice kid & needs to know that we all love him.
I took a rest day due to a headache yesterday. Dang. Two days in a row.
My plan is to get back to the gym tomorrow & then be sure to do some sort of workout on Sunday.