And thank you, God, for that I couldn't handle another sobbing, crying Dylan today. My heart hurt bad enough Monday and yesterday. Today was much better. Even better than yesterday. They do their levels, 1-6, and 6 is the best. He stayed at a level 6 from yesterday morning all the way up until bedtime this evening. He's proud of himself. I'm proud of him. He's doing well. Whew! He did tell a boy he was going to stick something or other up his rear end today Not sure what the deal with it was, or why, but the staff member gave him a break, him being new (I think the kids were all joking around, and Dylan, being socially deficient like he is haha, I guess he felt bad), he warned him that was inappropriate and not to do it again. Nice break, I coulda kissed that guy. He's not eating much, but he won't starve to death any time soon He has close to 50 pounds to lose. He should be around 70-80, and last week, 130 pounds. Holy cow. He said he had a cheeseburger tonight (I think it was a veggie burger), but declined the fries. Didn't like the peaches for desert either LOL! Oh well... I promised him to start a change of lifestyle with food here at home if he kept to his there at the Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). I guess I shoulda started that on Monday? Hmm, guess I better put the Chips Ahoy away then I visited him today, and it was nice. I stopped between difficult child 2's IEP meeting and picking the other two boys up from camp, so I got an hour in with him. We played a game of Trouble, he showed me his room again, showed me around (even though we've toured it twice now), and just chatted a bit. He's very hyper, manic, loses focus like crazy. The psychiatrist is supposed to see him tomorrow. I'll be interested to see what he thinks. Staff told me today he's very manic. Can't sit still, very hyper. Yep. Day by day, it's getting better. I'm actually very surprised he is doing so well, as is staff. They told me today they really like him, he has a wonderful personality (he really does) and he's very helpful (already knew that!). Already doing chores, his today was to mop the kitchen floor. I'm waiting, because as we all know, the honeymoon period will die. And that's ok. I just want to enjoy this for a few days and be ok with him being there. Monday night, I was really re-thinking why I had done this. Thanks for the ear. I'm proud of my son, just wanted to brag.