Ugh. So M's discharge is tomorrow and he knows it. He also knows that he's being discharged and going directly to his new school which he was adamantly opposed to attending until his old schools' SW joined the team and suddenly he changed his tune. So, obviously today was going to be a difficult day for him. So, M started raging bright and early this morning, refusing to get dressed for psychiatric hospital staff and saying he was tired and needed to take a nap. They told him he could take a nap, but I guess he kept chanting something like, "It's not fair!" ??? Sounds like typical M. Of course, he would refuse to elaborate on what exactly wasn't fair. He tore his room apart, hit his roommate in the head with his blanket, spent a little over an hour in the quiet room, got a PRN of benadryl, and here's where I get pissed... They told him if he didn't pull it together, he gets cut off from visits for the day. First of all, the ENTIRE behavioral system on the unit is that they do not take things away from the kids...they start with nothing and they earn everything...now you're all of a sudden taking something away from my child. Second of all, he's obviously VERY anxious about his discharge tomorrow and the very last thing that is going to calm him down is a threat to take away his visitation. If anything, he needs his visit to help prepare him for discharge because it's the weekend and he has no connection to his regular staff (psychiatrist or SW) on the weekend to prep for discharge. Third, once M is stuck, no matter what your threat is, it makes no lick of difference while he's raging...you can't reason with him...THEY of all people should realise this. Oh, and during his last stay, I was specifically told they do NOT suspend visits! That they find visits very important and that unless there is an emergency situation on the unit that they do not take visits away!!!! Ugh...I am just so frustrated with this. And after today, I am even more doubtful that tomorrow's discharge is going to go well. I'm not convinced we'll even make it out of the building...heck, I'm not convinced we'll make it off the unit.