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Will you all please join me in a collective sigh of relief?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22623 points ) November 3rd, 2010

This is in regards to this question: http://www.fluther.com/99861/could-i-please-request-prayer-and-good-thoughts-for-my-injured/

We were questioned by CPS; a lady came to our home and interrogated us. She also took our oldest daughter into a room alone and recorded an interview. That was almost 2 weeks ago. This past week, they called our various references and the teacher of our oldest daughter and asked a bunch of questions. We’ve been waiting for random visits to start or for a phone call saying everything looks okay.

We just got a letter in the mail today, stating that the alleged abuse/neglect has been ruled out and the investigation is now closed! It says there will be no more CPS involvement with our family!

Not that we had anything at all to hide, just knowing who they are and what they do and having them in my home and questioning my family and friends… it was stressful.

I can breathe again!

And my little one’s follow-up appt with the neurologist is tomorrow… can’t wait to see the results of the repeat CT.

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wilma's avatar

Thank you for the update. I’m so glad that that part of your stress is over. I hope the follow-up goes well tomorrow.

faye's avatar

Oh, I’m so glad it worked out!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@faye You and me both! And my oldest daughter can relax again, since she was blaming herself and was scared her sister was going to be taken away.

MissAusten's avatar

I’m so glad to hear the investigation was over. It sounds like they knew it was just an accident but had to go through the process just to do their jobs. Believe me, I know the relief when that is all over.

Now you and your family can just concentrate on healing. I hope the CT goes well and that your oldest child is feeling better emotionally. :)

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@MissAusten She really is. She’s already been feeling better because even the CPS lady told her it wasn’t her fault, it was just an accident. She feels even better after I showed her the letter and told her they won’t be coming around ever again. I think she’s still been a little paranoid that they might take her little sister, but tonight she’s smiling brighter than I’ve seen in several weeks! I’m so happy!

I’ll let you know about the CT.

wundayatta's avatar

What a relief! It sounds like a horrible experience all around. I’m glad it’s over.

JilltheTooth's avatar

<exhaling> I’m so glad, @WillWorkForChocolate , especially for your older daughter. What a burden she’s had to bear! Sending green light for the tests tomorrow. Aw, hell, your little ones can even have my Reeses to cheer them up!

filmfann's avatar

I am glad to get this update. Thank you for doing that. I am glad everything turned out well.

Cruiser's avatar

I am so happy for you and that you can finally get out from under this 2 ton blanket of hell. You can now focus your time and effort where if belongs!! Best to you!

janbb's avatar

I am very pleased for you and know you msut be much relieved.

Joybird's avatar

I’m very happy that things went well. I also hope that you get good news after the testing is complete. But also know that on occasion CPS has clout and connections and can get a myriad of services into a home when no one else can. On occasion I’ve encouraged people to call CPS on themselves in order to get necessary respite care. On the handful of occasions when I have done that the families have had optimal outcomes. CPS performs a necessary evil but they can also come to your aid should you ever have desperate need. This certainly doesn’t pertain to you but if anyone should ever find themselves particularly overwhelmed with their parenting responsibilities CPS is a great agency to call.

FutureMemory's avatar

What a relief.

As if the stress of your child’s injury wasn’t bad enough, you had to worry about her being taken away! I don’t think I could have coped.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’m so glad that everything worked out for you in the end. I know it must have been hard going through the interviews with CPS.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I am glad for you and your family :)

SuperMouse's avatar

There is honestly nothing more humiliating, frustrating, and horrifying for a parent than being investigated by CPS. I am sorry you had to deal with that, especially while dealing with an injured little one. I am very glad to hear that everything turned out all right and that baby is on the mend!

Blueroses's avatar

Thank heavens, what a relief for you all. There’s nothing to make you feel anxiety like an official query even when you know you are blameless.

Here’s positive mojo for an encouraging follow-up CT :-)

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@SuperMouse Thanks, you said it perfectly. It was humiliating, frustrating and horrifying. My daughters only knew CPS as “people who take kids away” because our neighbor had to take in her grandkids over the summer since CPS had taken them from their mother because her house was really nasty.

It was embarassing and stressful for me and my hubby, a little scary for our little one and terrifying for our oldest. But it’s over now. sigh

Cupcake's avatar

OMG… I can’t believe you had to go through that.

I am so, so, so, so, so happy that you got “clearance” from CPS! The air around you and your shoulders must feel so much lighter.

(((((((((((((((hugs!!!)))))))))))))))

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Cupcake Yes, it does! Although instead of getting a little more closure with yesterday’s appt, like I was hoping, we have to wait 8 more weeks for more X-rays… UGH! I feel so terrible that my little one has to go through all this, and especially that she’s having to miss out on her gymnastics classes. Not just because she likes them so much, but because she’s so stinking good at it! Her coach and I joked that she’s the next Nastia Luikin, LOL! The whole situation just sucks.

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