After conferences with the psychiatrist, social worker, easy child's principal and a few thousand other cast members, psychiatrist decided to keep difficult child 2 for the weekend. How he got the insurance to agree I have no idea but I am not looking that gift horse in the mouth. Saw him yesterday evening and he was back to being sarcastic and a bit mouthy. sigh, Thursday's wonderful visit will have to sustain me for now. The psychiatrist did a couple more tweaks to medications, reducing the Seroquel and increasing Trileptal. We are scheduled for a family discharge meeting on Monday 8:30 am. I am hoping we can get him to go to school after he's discharged. I brought it up with him yesterday and he was immediately tearful. He is already sure he won't be able to catch up and there's no reason to try. My heart aches for him about that. I hope once he gets back to school he finds he feels better and is able to handle the makeup work. He is sooo smart (IQ 140ish) but is so easily discouraged that he doesn't use those smarts to get back on track. I am taking easy child to see him this weekend as one of the stated purposes of his being kept inpatient. easy child is very anxious about his coming home and has made her concerns known at school and to CPS. Her principal called me in to tell me that easy child had talked to her Thursday and she would have to make a CPS report. She is a wonderful principal and we talked for a while about the situation as she is truly concerned for everyone's safety. Hopefully visiting him this weekend will help her feel more comfortable with his return home. Our wrap around team is coming Tuesday for a "family meeting" with everyone at the table. I'm not sure what to expect from that but it will be interesting I'm sure. And the person who's been working with difficult child 2 one on one about social skills will see him Monday for an hour. And of course, late Friday the neuropsychologist's office called to say they had a cancellation for Wednesday at 1:30pm - would we like to take it instead of our end of October appointment? I said yes but I think I will call tomorrow am and say - can't do it and leave us in October. Hope they didn't give that appointment away. And my sister just called to say the oncologist is pretty sure she has cancer. Anyone have any lumber they can send our way? I think I need to build an ark.