I saw my son had started his own thread. He pulled a knife on me again tonight and demanded cigs and took the phones. Fortunately, I remembered his cell phone hidden in the car. I was sitting in the car out front of the house and called 911. They arrested him this time. difficult child was bawling. I told them that I knows he needs help and they made me write my statement myself. It said : "My son is bipolar and has been unstable for several months. He was in XXX hospital two weeks ago but should not have been discharged. I tried to get him into a psychiatric Residential Treatment Center (RTC) but could not. Tonight he held a knife near my throat then oon the back of my wrist and demanded cigarettes and took the phones. I gave him cigarettes and went to the car to call 911 from a cell phone." Well, do you think anyone will notice now? I have to be in court tomorrow morning for his arraignment. This has never been his "regular" judge that we see for arraignments but I don't know how they will handle it this time. I went to the courts today and checked on my status of request to judge to place difficult child in Residential Treatment Center (RTC). She still had not set a hearing date. She can set one now. Then, I put in a form to talk with social services about placing difficult child in foster care. PO saw me and asked what I was doing. I told her and she said "well, you still have to do this in home". I hate to think what kind of shape difficult child is going to be in. He didn't get his medications tonight and won't have them in the morning. I know this will land him in state juvy. It breaks my heart.