difficult child had appointment with therapist and psychiatrist today. We're going to raise the depkaote back, then add the AD back and try this again, now that difficult child is off the albuterol and allergies have calmed. psychiatrist said he understood why I stopped pursuing this plan while difficult child was on the albuterol. difficult child sees therapist again on Fri, then next Tues., I think. We'll probably touch base on the phone tomorrow. I rec'd a fed ex pack of papers from NIH regarding the study. I need to look over those soon because we are supposed to have a very long phone interview Wed afternoon. I have my first appointment with a therapist for myself tomorrow- thank goodness! The parent advocate called back with another idea. This is to get a waiver for difficult child to get on medicaid. She said the state has several but there is only one without a long waiting list that he might qualify for. She said if he got this, they can fund more than just medical expenses. I was in a rush to get difficult child to appts but she gave me the website to check it out. The down side would be trying to get difficult child's therapist to accept medicaid (we really don't want to give him up and I don't know that I'm quite ready to give psychiatrist up yet either.) Does anyone know- when a dr won't accept medicaid, is it because they would be accepting less money? Would it be legal for them to let me pay any cost difference out of pocket? This advocate seemed to think that some doctors might make an exception for a patient. Anyway, I'll check on that. Then, the principal emailed and asked a good time to call. I emailed back and included enough info to get her to see there is a sense of urgency. For whatever reason, she called and left a message while we were gone to appts, even though I told her I'd be out then. She did say to call her whenever "we" had a chance, so maybe she just meant she wants me to call her- which is a pain because she can hardly ever take a call like that. Anyway, I hope she has some ideas. Then, I got to open some more cards that came in the mail! So, far, those cards are our decorations and holiday spirit and the only thing in this house to look at that brings joy to me right now - except of course, I still love difficult child and the furbabies! Thank you all!!