Will have to put it in my appointment book to sit here and read posts. Wanted to let others know that you can fight the state and win. It has been a very rough month or so with different battles and issues coming up but the most important one to fight was the fact that my Daniel's insurance ran out this past Sunday at 12 am and the battle was still going on to get him on medicaid. I started the paperwork on Jan 25th. It wound up taking me and the approximately 20 people I got involved with it until this past Tues to get it approved. I had even called the Secretary of DCF's office. During all this I have been fighting with the school board to get alternative placement for David. The behavioral specialist has even gone to the school and spent time with David there. She has tried and tried to get his reg ed teacher and Special Education teacher to let her teach them how to work with David. Met a brick wall she did so there is a special meeting tomorrow and I have advised them of who I want there, if they are not there then NO MEETING. And my Dad (I am his only local child) was rushed to the hospital with CHF and it was found he had had a small heart attack. Thankfully he is now in a nursing home for rehab only 2 miles from me. While all this was going on I get a notice from the mortgage company that they want $22,011. by March 26th. Seems the HUD agency that was supposed to be working on mediation will not return their calls or mine. Think I have a suit against this agency but will check with an attorney. In the interim I have filed a complaint with HUD in Washington Difficult Child. written to the mortgage company and sent them copies of the letters that I wrote to HUD, to the agency and to Pres and Mrs Obama about the mess. All sent certified, return receipt. Do have contact with an investigative reporter for a big news station in the area the agency is in.....holding that card. David's tic is not going away but I am giving the medication change a chance to work. And then I woke to a leak in a very hard to reach area with the water shut off valve behind my 6 ft wooden fence in a weed filled alley. Got the area behind my fence cleared and bought the shut off tool and things I need to fix the pipe (stove has to be moved out and part of cabinet wall removed to get to it)...so tomorrow this almost 59 yr old disabled Mom will become a plumber but I will keep my pants pulled up.