I just don't know what's up. This past weekend difficult child was in a mood I don't think I have seen. Tired. crabby. seemed like frustrated and very angry, depressed all in one. Hates school. Stayed in his room most of the weekend which is really unusual. he is a very social kid. He's had a headache for a couple weeks and asked me last Thursday to call the doctor and ask for tylenol#3. Said he didn't want to go in to see doctor. I forgot. He asked Friday - I forgot. Called today. This doctor doesn't want to do this anymore. Said he needs to see someone about this. I told him he is seeing a new psychologist and learning some relaxation techniques. He filled a prescription. difficult child came out of school (High School) crying today. His teacher followed him to the car and apologized. TWO things that will and always have set him off is if you tell him he is short or fat. Apparently this teacher jokes with everyone but has reallly been teasing difficult child recently. Making jokes about his height and such. Today she went too far. Weight/height..then blocked the door after the bell rang and told the class "Lets not let difficult child out". He pushed her aside and ran to the car. He said that everyone, all the kids, even his friends tease him. Tell him he is short, fat...hasn't hit puberty so his voice hasn't changed. They tease him telling him he is 5 years old, or 9 years old. Why is he in High School. He said he doesn't want to go back. I told him that is not acceptable and I will speak to school. he definately doesn't want that. Says then the kids will say "oh, you run to your mommy". Then I get an email from school. Not good at all. They are requesting a meeting. I replied and said anytime. figured I would leave work early in the morning and take 1/2 vac day. Wanted to let principal know what the kids are doing, only he has to witness it otherwise the kids will say he told. However, when I came to work my partner is not in again. This is the ELEVENTH day this year. We are the only two that work on the mainframe platform, so I cannot leave. With our 12 hour shift we only work 14 days a month. He has all of his sick days and 1/2 his vacation days used up already. In the two years I have been here this partner (young just turned 30 - been here since he was 18) He has had 3 surgeries a year. Actually, I don't believe he needed them. But with the surgeries and recover time, PLUS using all sick and vacation days by early spring...I work alone most of the year. Eleven days of not coming in and leaves early every Sunday. Just not right. Everything then falls on my shoulders because I am the only one here. But, when he is here he sleeps. Atleast I could leave if needed. I job shadow on Mondays - that happened 2 times in six weeks due to parnter not coming in. Issue with school is important seeing the mood difficult child is currently in. I am worried for him and scared. Quarter ends next week and he has stated to staff at school he doesn't care, he'll take the F, he's not doing it. Now - the dog. Help. Help me get my mind in order.