I have spent most of the afternoon going thru Wee's records to dig up when he took what medications and the reasons we discontinued them. *** Two weeks ago, we tried Intuniv. And for the first time in a long time, a medication actually seems to help him. (Risperdal was a miracle drug for about a month...it still helps curb aggression, but not like that initial period of it). His doctor called in a prescription for it yesterday. *** DENIED. *** I have just spent 2 hours on the phone. Now, we are all writing letters, stating why this drug is necessary. Why Vyvanse and Ritalin and Tenex (the drugs the insurance company wants him to take instead - since when are they the doctors!) aren't options. Then we'll wait a month, and maybe, MAYBE, they'll consider covering it at some level. *** I just want to scream. We're not talking about some kid who just "needs a little more focus in the classroom". We're talking about a kid who isn't even IN a classroom anymore. *** This system makes me so angry.