I am at a jam currently and am not sure what to do next. Last week CPS called and they were going to close out the case against the kids, you know the one that started in December. They wanted to know if there were any updates I told them sure, last week M1 told friends she was going to kill herself and they called the police and she had a police escort to the hospital while I cared for Baby S. Baby S’s head is covered in scratches and she has a crazy runny nose and a cough. But clearly I was over reacting as they were out to the house and they did not share any of my concerns. Yes that was me being bitter and angry.
Yesterday I get a text from “A” that she might need my help. She is going to pick up M1 and Baby S but can’t keep Baby S because her back is too sore. I ask what is up and she says that M1 states that boytoy hit her in yet another fight. Shortly after that I get a text from M1 and it says “Can you take “Baby S” overnight, its for her safety.” I ask what is up and she says “”boytoy” and I had a disagreement and we agreed she should spend the night out of the house.” I want to say no but then “A” is stuck with caring for her and the rage of M1 if she does not get her way. I sigh and tell “A” I will get the baby after work.
I go to get the baby and A tells me that boytoy’s side of the story is that M1 was threatening to kill herself and was climbing over the balcony when he restrained her and in the process inadvertently hurt her. OK that sounds more like what could have happened. Oh but here is the catch….I am not supposed to know any of this. A can’t tell me anything anymore because when she does and M1 finds out M1 threatens her. So I have my kid threatening suicide two weeks in a row and can’t do jack crap because I am not suppose to know about the second time. In fact I only know about the first time because the police called me to collect the baby.
I went to drop the baby off this morning after texting both of them that I would be coming between 7:30 and 7:45. I stood outside calling, ringing bells and knocking to have them not answer. Finally I get boytoy and he says he is at work (sounds it) and that I should “just keep ringing the bell till M1 answers.” Forty minutes I stood outside doing this and nothing. I leave and write a nasty text to her because now I have to take a baby to a funeral. She texts back “Oh I didn’t hear you.” Yes you did you ignored me and now I am done.
My hands are tied and CPS is useless. I heard they were hot lined again but don’t know. I am not sure where to go or what to do at this point. The supervisors know and are not doing anything, the workers know and aren’t doing anything. My grand baby needs intervention and I can’t do a dang thing unless I want to take them to court and I can’t do that because psychologically, I can’t raise another one of her children. The people who have details refuse to talk to CPS because M1 threatens them with violence so they are scared silent. No I am not afraid of her but still if she finds out that her friends have told me she will go after them. Yes she is that crafty she will tell one friend one thing and another friend another thing and depending on what I report back to her she knows which friend to go after. Messed up right and I certainly don’t want them to be in fear of retaliation.
If CPS calls me today I don’t even want to answer. They are not listening anyway so why bother talking. M1 is running a terror ring and bullying her way through her friendships and marriage. I am not sure where to turn or to whom. My friends and family are supportive but it has been almost three months and nothing is improving. I am so lost as to what to do next. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.