So difficult child's current diagnosis (among others) is Bipolar not otherwise specified, but what does "stable" actually look like in a kid? I have bruises on both arms from bites and my right leg from being kicked repeatedly and he's only been out of the hospital since last Wed. It still seems like his moods are all over the place and I still have no idea when I open my eyes in the morning how the day is going to play out for us. Ugh. I am so close to just giving up. More and more there is an air of "us" vs. "him" in the house and it's really out of self-protection, but while it's obviously hell to live with him like this, what kind of childhood is this for him??? I just feel so defeated. We may have a shot at getting him into a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for 45 days but I really wonder what that will be worth since it's such a short stay.