difficult child 1 has a number of health issues on top of his ADHD and anxiety and some of his grades took a nosedive this past quarter, due in part to him and in part to my inability to micromanage him during husband's convalescence and the drama going on with difficult child 2's issues. So today husband and I met with the teachers, counselor, school psychologist (which is really a misnomer -- they don't do any therapeutic counseling) and district nurse to address the challenges he's facing and how we can all work together to ensure his success. Overall, I think it went pretty well. Most teachers were willing to just give him an N/A on things that would just be too hard for him to catch up on, that way his cumulative grade would not be penalized. Looks like we may even be able to go back and adjust one or two of his Q3 grades which did have missing assignment and tests factored in. Everyone's fine with email communication and these past few weeks that he's been out, they've all been able to provide work for him to do while he was home. The biggest challenge I see is his anxiety and self esteem getting in the way of his ability to be proactive. We're seeing psychiatrist this afternoon, so I'm also going to ask if perhaps the stimulant level is too high. We've upped his Lexapro, and GI has added Elavil (tricyclic) to help with his IBS symptoms that are now in addition to his Crohn's diagnosis (which is thankfully in remission). Perhaps it's time to get him into a regular therapy session again. Question is, do I go back to the therapist we were seeing, who I think is very good and understands our situation and the challenges difficult child faces but whom difficult child says he doesn't like, or do we start all over and look for someone who's a better match (which takes time)? And I'm grappling with my own impatience and wanting to be able to come up with a fix for everything YESTERDAY. Somebody slap me, please.