hi to everyone and thanks by the way for the tons of input on that other easy child thing. I have to truly take the time sit down and carefully read each one out. i'm in the mist of still working on it. IN regards to my little difficult child, I had doctor appointment. yesterday and we talked about the medication which we are increasing again. We also discussed those nights when she seems to be "manic" and wants to stay up till all hours "creating stuff".........his take was, raise the medication. He said it's not at all healthy for a child that age to be up till that hour and than function the entire next day in school. He said we want her as "even" as possible, and the breakthroughs and the pattern that is starting to form again isnt' good. She was up so many nights, now past two nights down sleeping again, and a bit wingy and crying and negative easily frustrated, aggitated, kinda mixed between down and up if that makes sense. So, he said at this point i'm comfortable with diagnosis her bipolar. He said she clearly has a mood disorder, we have the major depressive diagnosis from columbia last year, when she was in that state, we have alot of anxiety and we have those highs. So, he wrote a new letter that I can forward to the Special Education dept. stating such. that should help my iep along i'm hoping. my school stinks in regards to providing services. so, that's that. we'll increase medication again, and he said the nights she climbs through it give her more just that night. i said i think we'll level off again after these holidays and play are over, till the next event that is. lol So, i guess tha'Tourette's Syndrome good i got my clear cut diagnosis finally?? hope everyone's well i haven't been on that much. been kinda running and wrapped up the easy child thing.