The patient presented to the ER for the second time on 8/22 via law enforcement for aggressive behavior after she assaulted a staff member at the group home and attempted to bite, throw things, and hit staff upon arrival to the ER resulting in restraints and IM Zyprexa. She had been in the ER earlier in the day after intentionally swallowing a rock in an attempt to get out of her group home and was subsequently discharged back to her group home following psychiatric assessment. Of note, she presented to the ER 3 additional times over the week prior to admission for similar presentations and is well known to the ER due to multiple presentations of pseudoseizures, aggression, and suicide ideation.
She was admitted to the unit after her group home provided a suspension of services notice with the requirement of medication adjustment to be completed in order to return to the group home. Medication adjustments were made, and she has been psychiatrically and physically stable since at least October though she is not able to return to her group home until additional staff are hired and trained. The patient is beginning to decompensate with the prolonged length of hospitalization.
The patient is a 13 Y year-old male with a history of fetal alcohol syndrome, separation anxiety, ADHD, RAD, sensory processing difficulty, DMDD, conduct disorder, and ODD who presents to the ER on 12/2 via law enforcement for assessment of aggression, suicidal, and homicidal ideation after physically assaulting his adoptive mom and brother and threatening to use a knife or gun to hurt the family when they weren’t looking. The patient made threats to kill himself with a colored pencil. The patient has aggressive outbursts several times per day when he is told no.
The patient has a long history of psychiatric services including residential at Northwoods x3, inpatient hospitalization x1, group home placement, PHP and further outpatient services. The county is currently in the process of developing an individual home for him which is thought to be completed in January though still requires licensing.
Patient is presenting to the ED for the following concerns: suicidal ideation, depression. Patient reports he tried to kill himself last night by stabbing himself with a dull pencil. Patient reports suicidal and homicidal thoughts that have increased in last two weeks. He has been at North Homes for three months. He was discharged to North Homes after a hospital stay at UMMC in September for SI. At North Homes, the patient escalated and told staff he was suicidal. He took the batteries out of a remote and tried to swallow them. He also tried to stab self with dull pencil. He became combative and needed to be restrained and then kicked staff in chest and tried to kick another staff. Patient then stated he would find each clients personal info and then take pictures of other clients after he killed them and send to parents. Patient told staff he would kill other clients and himself.
Patient reports long history of MH including PTSD, MDD and GAD. Patient has been hospitalized 2 x in past 6 months. Patient reports history of trauma. Patient states he has history of SIB.
Patient ran away from Aspen House shelter with three other people. The car that patient and others had taken was stolen, and they crashed into a sign. Patient drove the vehicle to another girl’s house, where the police came. Patient had written a note that implied she was suicidal, and was brought to the ED.
Patient has a history of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD. She has had numerous ED visits and hospitalizations. Patient has had 4 ED admissions in the past 6 months. Pt was most recently at Prairie Care from 4/9/23-4/27/23. She is currently seeing an individual therapist, a SIBS in home family therapist, and has a Dakota County case manager.
ASD, aggression, DD, language impairment
1 week prior to ED pt was found tied up in her home by her parents. She was taken to Children’s and placed into foster care. Mother didn’t believe in Western Medicine and was using THC and tying her up to treat pt’s agitation in the home. Pt presented to Regions ED from the foster home due to increase agitation and needing more staff support, pt has severe ASD, DD. Hx of violence towards self and others. She can’t eat without someone holding her hands because she hits everything away. She is mostly nonverbal, only knows a few words.
Has been in the ED for over 165 hours, she has been started on medications and we have seen a decrease in her level of agitation. She has been more cooperative with ADLs, takes medications, and eating meals w/ assist and staff have been able to redirect her before a code needs to be called. Pt has been declined by all inpatient facilities at this time. CPS in Anoka is current guardian. Has DD waiver. Regions providing sensory support, weighted blankets, stuffed animals, music. Needs 24/7 support.
Mom currently in custody.
SI, self-harm, history of suicide attempts, past (not current) substance abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (normal IQ), reactive attachment disorder.
Denied from village ranch due to Mental Health concerns, Heartland due to behaviors, Little Sand denied due to recent suicide attempts, Greater MN denied due to hygiene concerns. Just completed res tx in Oct. Cadii waiver? Has been screened for the waiver. Jen Butler will connect. Hunters Place and Port are reviewing. UPDATE FROM 1/12: Accepted to North Homes Eval Program for 1/18/23
History of trauma, sexually exploited youth, aggression, ODD, multiple placements, adjustment disorder. Had an Intake with FV PHP program, was accepted, but nowhere to place her to do the program. Meeting today with county to discuss the case. Looking at intensive therapy services, shelters.
Patient been accepted to Fairview’s PHP, pt has a foster mom who is only willing to take pt home after completing PHP, county seeking residential. 3/23 update: transferring 3/24 @ 10:15 am to DIVINE.
RAD. Aggression at home. Parents unable to accommodate needs at home so resident remains in ED. Hasn’t needed hospital since mid feb but parents unable to take her home. Accepted 3/15 to Community Living Options.
attachment difficulties, parent child difficulties, working towards either RTC or group home. Working w/ county – denied from most residentials due to IQ. Looking at group home placement. Home is disruptive. Attachment difficulties.