difficult child has been in the partial program under the care of his regular psychiatrist since he was discharged from Residential Treatment Center (RTC) on Oct. 14. psychiatrist has been concerned because he has felt that they discharged him too soon (apparently this has happened with another of his patients recently too), I guess the state has a new company or whatever that does the case reviews. Anyway, he is concerned that difficult child will regress and end up again in acute so he wants to keep a close eye on him for at least a few more weeks. psychiatrist did say yesterday morning at treatment team that difficult child is doing well and is in the best condition he has ever seen him. This is great! easy child/difficult child has really been struggling. For the past weeks she has been rapid cycling, sometimes several times an hour. She has been exhausted. She has not been to school for probably 3 weeks. I have met with the school several times. They have recommended homebound. We met with psychiatrist the other day, he filled out the forms to place easy child/difficult child on homebound status until the end of the semester. He had placed her on Trileptal a few weeks ago and had titrated her up to 450mg 2x day, she was still cycling pretty bad, so he said the other day that we need to get this under control. He added Abilify 2x day, we are going to titrate up to 3mg for now. I am supposed to call today and leave a message for him as to how she is doing. She was pretty manic yesterday during the day and then crashed early and slept through the night and was up at 7am this morning. Today will be day 3 on the Abilify and she will be at 2mg starting today, so we will see how she is.