So our guy's doing better in some ways. The meltdowns about people at work and the residents of the house he lives at are way down. He talked about saving money. He talks about getting a second job. He says he applied to this agency where he used to do event security. He has come down a few times to help us move furniture and do yard work for extra cash. This is a change from the slug we used to know. He's applied for a few different jobs and updated his resume. He's got more energy. He lost his license and took the bus and walked 20 minutes to the DMV to get a new one! All by himself! (lol) The new medication seems to be having an effect. However, he called me on Wednesday. He's sooo anxious. He didn't go to work. He's got this thing where he can't sleep, then wakes up and then his mood is so down he calls off work. Then mood improves as the day goes on. This diurnal mood variation and insomnia was addressed at the last p doctor appointment. medication adjustments are still being made. Part of the problem is that he HATES his boring, repetitive job at the grocery store. He says it gets better after 2 hours on the job. So I told him that he was anxious because he was afraid of losing his job. He concurred. For some reason, he hasn't been written up or warned. I told him to get the social service employment agency people involved if necessary. I told him he was to go into work and be on time, no excuses. His dad and I go to work when we are not feeling well, why shouldn't he? He sent me a text next day that he was trying to turn it around at work, and that he was going to go to the health club every day. He has been alluding to the fact that one week he was eating ramen noodles, and that he was losing weight. He asked me to take him shopping for groceries. I'm afraid I'm going to cave in and shield him from the consequences of not going to work. I hope I don't.