difficult child was scared stiff yesterday. It was good to see him squirm for all that he has put us through lately. While we were waiting for his case to be called, our lawyer went to talk to the prosecutor. She came back and asked to talk to husband in the hall while difficult child and I waited in the waiting room. Turns out that the lawyer told husband that they wanted to "make everything go away" and asked if that's what we wanted. husband said, no way. He explained that we didn't want him locked up but wanted him to be on some type of probation and to get help. difficult child would think he could get away with anything if he didn't get some type of consequence and help now. So, they are looking to drop 1 of the charges and downgrade the other. Our lawyer gave paperwork from the doctors and hospitals to the prosecutor. We have to go back on 1/19 to see what the prosecutor came up with. They did tell him that they will not detain him though.