I talked to difficult child on the phone tonight. He actually was more talkative than he has been before, so that was good. He cleared his throat non stop. I asked him if he was getting a cold, and he said no he was homesick. So maybe he was trying not to cry? Or is it a tic? He has always had a throat clearing tic, but it has never been that bad. I could not even understand him some of the time it was so bad. He has also lost 7lbs. When he went to first Residential Treatment Center (RTC), he weighed 106. He now weighs 99. He says he does not eat many of the meals as he does not like them. That is not a shocker, but what they don't realize is that if he does not like it? He will go hungry and not eat anything. I know I can only take what he says with a grain of salt, which is why I am glad I am going up there tomorrow for family therapy and hopefully his visit with psychiatrist also. He said they wanted to start him on depakote, and he said no. I really hope they would talk to me first. And it is hard, having him tell me stuff as I know that he gets things so mixed up. I just don't know what to think. I guess I will have to wait and see how things are tomorrow when I go up there.