Briefly I will say that we have been living an even bigger nightmare these last few days then ever. A nightmare that surely must end because we do not deserve this living hell.
As some of you may already know, my home was invaded by police, fire-fighters, and special forensic team. The perimeter around our house and street was taped off by the police. Journalists and tv reporters and gossip mongrels also flocking the scene.
When the police came and looked around, not only was my son arrested, my daughters and I were forced to leave without packing any belongings. We left everything, even our kitten, not knowing where to go or how long we would be gone. Luckily I did have a friend to go to who did not live near, so we could escape.
We were away from Wednesday evening till midday Friday. My son was in jail for 24 hours and then was let out on bail to sleep rough and walk the streets.
My daughters could not go to school or change clothes. We lost the use of our phones since we had no chargers. We worried about our kitty but Thursday afternoon I went to demand my cat be released. I stood in the cold rain for half an hour waiting, no coat on because that was left at home. I watched the surreal scene that was once my home being turned into s crime drama on tv.
The police found various chemicals and lab equipment as well as drugs. They had to thoroughly search and test things and make sure no dangerous fumes were left in the house before we were allowed to return. My son was questioned and his statement taken. A statement from me was also. Many questions and lots of things to worry about.
I have not cried so much for a very long time. I broke down in front of many people, strangers who were holding my son's fate and mine, in there hands. I cried in public and in private. I cried to my friends while they hugged me. I cried in front of my daughters while they worried but tried to be strong and comforting.
So much has gone on and I have so much to write but its difficult not only because of the emotions and the amount of things I want to discuss, but it's also difficult since the police seized my laptop as well as my son's computer.
I felt so violated when we returned home. The house was filthy. My grandmother's rug in the hallway was trampled on and muddy, as well as the rest of the house. My laundry was soaked by rain coming into the utility room. A picture was broken. Huge crane flies, dead ones and live ones had taken over. The back door key was missing. My lingerie drawer was rummaged as my bras were hanging out. My bed was dirty....
So glad I have some kind friends who came to help me clean and took my youngest to school and brought her home so I didn't have to face the looks and questions.
Since this will be an on going investigation to test the chemicals and examine computers and phones etc. my son will need to go back to the police in November for a charge to be made and possibly a court date.
My son seems a bit flippant and not showing too much concern . Unbelievably, my son still does not think he needs to change or respect my house rules. He blames me for my stupidity which resulted in everything getting "f***** up"! He has been rude and mildly aggressive a few times since returning home instead of being remorseful. That is disappointing to say the least.
So the bigger worries now begin. Will he go to prison? Will he want rehabilitation? Will he continue his behaviour or will this be the catalyst towards change?
What will social services say? How will my daughters be affected? Will I be seen as an unfit mother?
Has our health been compromised because of these chemicals? Other people have put themselves on the line to help us, what are the affects for them? So many different issues and questions and concerns.
This post is not that polished as it's being done via my mobile but I wanted to bring you all up speed. More importantly I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the wonderful people here who have offered their support and kind words. Thank you to all the caring professionals who seem sincerely concerned about our welfare. Thank you to my friends and sisters who love me and offer their support and want the best for me and ALL my children.