I guess I should be getting out the toasting glasses and celebrating, but my anxiety is just sky high and I am so nervous about what tomorrow holds. We'll be picking up difficult child from the psychiatric hospital tomorrow afternoon at 5 pm and :::fingers crossed::: he'll be going to school on Thursday. Then, Tuesday we have an intake meeting at the day program through the psychiatric hospital and then he starts there next Wednesday. We saw difficult child today for the first time on his new medication (Zyprexa) and I have to say I'm worried. It didn't seem to have any effect. I guess the *true* test will be when he's back in the "real world" and he has to deal with real stressors and we'll see if he blows a gasket like he normally does, but he was bouncing off the walls, and not listening to us during our visit and it was very disheartening and only hightened my anxiety about what discharge holds for us. On a positive note, ALL of the side effects from the Risperdal are gone and he just stopped taking that yesterday. Oh...and you should all get a laugh out of this one! I asked his SW, who was going over the discharge plan with us, who would be seeing him for therapy and monitoring his medications (i.e. would he continue to see the psychiatrist through the day program, since it's through the hospital and would he see her after the day program is over or would we have to go back to the Behavioral Center we've been to once) and THIS IS WHAT HE SAID.... Are you ready? He really said this... Are you sitting down??? "I'm sure his PEDIATRICIAN can take care of his medication." I just about jumped out of my chair and shook him!!!!!!! Like are you SERIOUS?!?! My child is mentally ill...he just spent 2 weeks in a psychiatric hospital...you're discharging him with no further diagnosis than the ODD diagnosis he came in with that's 5 years old and even the psychiatrist knows we need to watch him closely for an emerging mood disorder and you're telling me to take him to his PEDIATRICIAN to monitor his medications?!?! OH MY GOODNESS! I swear. I'm sorry...I must be hormonal today or something, but man am I in a mood and that just has me still sitting here with my jaw on the floor. Vent over. Back to just being really overly anxiety ridden.