School has been in session since September 8th and so far it's been great for easy child but difficult is having a rocky start. Easy child now attends the school I work at, and he is adjusting pretty nicely. He has a nice group of friends he hangs out with and he has several friends in almost all of his classes. I wish it were that easy for difficult child. So far, in the last last two and a half weeks, she has been absent about 8 times. She missed the bus on several occasions due to sleeping in, and when my mom then offered to take her to school later, she refused. This week she has been complaining of stomach pains so she has refused to even try to go. She just had another endoscopy plus a colonoscopy last month. Her endoscopy showed her stomach ulcers have healed and are now gone. She is still on medications for the acid reflux, but she no longer has ulcers to contend with. Most likely her stomach pain is anxiety related. This year there's a new school psychiatric, and so far she has been unable to see difficult child because she is always absent. I am already at witz end what to do with her. She turns 18 at the end of December, and she is already talking about dropping out. I cannot afford to support her when child support stops. I don't know what else I can do. We have had therapists, social workers, psychologists, and a good neuropsychiatrist working with her for several years now, and she has all but given up. At this point it's almost 100 percent certain difficult child will not graduate this year. A good friend and coworker of mine has two kids who are the exact same age as mine. Her older daughter is also a senior this year. She is already talking about graduation plans. I feel like a loser for a mother because I have a child who is failing. I am lost and I have no idea how to help her. I am really hoping and praying for a miracle right now. My anxiety over this is at an all time high, and I don't know how much longer I can take!