So, yesterday was the evaluation day for DW again. His therapist called and we spoke with him, DW, and several staff members from nursing and the ward. His doctor and teachers were not available so it was fairly short. Aside from DW's ramblings... this is what I gathered.
He's doing well - and gained the previously lost level back. We are strongly encouraged to come see him this weekend as a reward. We're going on Saturday.
He is starting to assert himself with bullies. In a way, we're very glad he's doing this - its a sign that his self worth is growing. In another way, we're a little worried, because when he asserts himself, most of the time it's aggressively, with his hands or feet. Meaning he's hitting or kicking someone.
There is less imagined bullying that he's complaining about, now when he discusses things that are happening to him they're real, not made up lies, or the voices in his head. This is a very good sign.
All in all he's improving. It's a slow going process, and will take time and effort on everyones part to see it through. But for the first time in a very long time, we've got some hope. A spark of life at the end of the very long, dark tunnel we've traveled along. We see an end to his torment, at long last some relief for his troubled mind.
We continue to pray and hope for him daily. Its what we can do.