The morning battles are the WORST! With M in and out of the hospital and now not going to school while we wait for him to change schools, I luckily haven't had to have that battle in a while, but I remember waking up already tight, tense, my shoulders in knots, my stomach upset, just physically and emotionally a mess because I didn't know what "kid" I was going to encounter that morning when I walked through my door! It's sooooo emotionally and physically taxing to deal with day in and day out.
Interestingly enough, and I don't know if they actually have any success rates, but I discovered that the school M is being outplaced to has a "School Refusal Program" where they are contracted to evaluate kids and get to the root of why they are refusing to go to school and then they work around it and improve their attendance. I'm thinking they may have to do that when M finally starts attending their school! LOL
Sending out some big hugs to you this morning!