Hello all, hope everyone is doing well. I am hanging on by a thread!! I want so much to be done with all of this craziness. I know that is just a fantasy. My daughter has been in the hospital almost 5 weeks and she is doing better, however not stable yet. They have switched her medications so much I can't keep up. They put her on Haldol 4 times a day. This kid has been sleeping her days away. I told the doctor I want her off of it as it is only sedating her. How on earth are they going to be able to see if she is stable if she is sleeping all of the time?? So now, she will be put on Serequol. She is not happy about that, she was on that a few years ago and had bad side effects from it. She said she heard voices and had pins and needles in her hands and feet while on it. I told this to the doctor, but he was adamant about her trying it again. So I reluctantly agreed only if they would take her off as soon as she reported those same side effects. So now she will be taken off Geodon and the Haldol, she will be taking Lithium, Lamictal, and Serequol. Once the Lamictal reaches therapeutic levels she will be weaned off Lithium. Aaaah, the medication maze continues..... I have to say I really am pleased with the hospitals aggressive approach to stabilizing my daughter. This is the longest she has ever been hospitalized. She has been inpatient 9 times to date and usually she is put on new medications and kicked out the door within a week. This is her first time in this particular hospital and it has proved to be the best one. They wont discharge her until they see concrete proof that she is stable. I am so grateful for that. I don't always agree with the medication choice, but hey they ARE trying!! We have court August 21st. Originally they were going to remand her into a detention center and then place her into yet another Residential Treatment Center (RTC) (4th one). Since my new sw has come into our lives things are actually happening to our benefit (finally). She will no longer be considered a JD, she will be under the care of the state as a psychiatric patient, which opens up a whole new set of services she will qualify for. Why put her back into a situation that is based on behavior without the psychiatric component? Makes no sense. We are looking into getting her a program with DBT therapy to treat her Borderline diagnosis. So hopefully I will finally see some results. It has been a long and painful journey, 5 years to no avail!!! Keeping my fingers crossed. Just wanted to give an update and vent a little. Thanks for listening. God bless.