First I want to say I hope you really are his mom, and not some sick troll trying to stir the pot.
If you are his mom......
Sorry you were offended. I am just a realist having done search and rescue for years before.
As I said, I hope he's just a runaway and is hanging with friends.
We can only go by what information is given.
If you have more information you think will help, please post it here.
"if" I wasn't his mother, I wouldn't be wasting my time with you people because believe me, our lives are upside down right now. I haven't slept a full night in 4 months, 1 week and 3 nights. Every day, we are looking at maps, speaking to the detective and search & rescue, dealing with nuts like psychics & crazy tips that come in (last week some man claimed he found my son's burial site off Pinyon Wash-- Doug and I spent HOURS out there alone trying to find my son's possible grave). Every day is this nonstop emotional rollercoaster, there are times where it feels like you just can't breathe..
The media has been ridiculous- out of all of the articles I've read, there has been ONE that has been 100% factual.. the rest have bogus quotes and "facts" in them.. People read those things and start pointing their judgmental fingers at us like "why didn't you do this?" "why'd you wait to do that?" etc... but the reality is we have been doing things all along. I went through the first 3.5 months of my son's disappearance alone, Doug was in Afghanistan, and I was dealing with police, school, family, even the dentist- who called me when the detective stopped by his office to pick up my son's dental records- on a daily basis.
I know my replies here have come off (probably) rude, but this has been a ridiculously hard situation. It was a FIGHT to even get the media interested in the first place-- I was emailing & calling them for months to get them to do a story on Mickey and they wouldn't even respond. Yet people sit there and say "oh mickey's mother did nothing" "why'd they wait 4 months?" etc
It feels like we have to defend ourselves everywhere we look..
Fine, there is a "reality" perspective~ don't you think we are aware of that?
Every day I wait for a knock at my door from the police to say they've found his body~ I live with that fear every second of my life..
Do you really think I need to get online and read about it too? Both Detective Yates and I routinely do web searches on Mickey, in hopes that someone, somewhere might know where is is and just haphazardly mentioned it online to someone, or just any random information that might lead to Mickey.
Sorry, I guess I'm just oversensitive when I see stuff like coyote food... even if the intent of the comment was a harmless dose of reality..
As for as his story, just take what the media says with a grain of salt. For example, when they say he's had previous runaway attempts-- its bogus. He took a motorcycle joyriding the week prior~ is that running away? Hardly.