The psychiatric called this a.m. (I've decided she's either Chinese or Korean from her accent, not Indian as I had first suspected.) difficult child will be released Wed. at 1 p.m. She said he has been doing exceedingly well and the ins. company will not cover anything now. (You have to be bleeding through the ears for them to cover you.) She said he has a tendency to minimize his behavior (NO, really?!), that he is capable of behaving and following rules, and that his behavior is intentional. That's good news and bad news. It implies bipolar rather than Asperger's, but I'll see what the discharge papers show. She said he does have a temper and is stubborn (I'm PAYING them for this info?) and that some of his behavior is learned. IOW, he is manipulative. He likes to blame everyone else for his behavior. (Again, why am I paying for this info? Except to have it validated by a Ph.D/M.D.) She said to hold him accountable and to call the police if necessary. And to use a point system at home, using increments of days and one wk, but nothing longer. IOW, exactly what we were doing. But more so. He is too young to have a definitive diagnosis. I know, I know. But he absolutely needs sleep or he will lose it. So he must be on an anti-anxiety/sleeping medication, which at this point is Klonipin. The blood tests were all part of a basic CBC. by the way, husband said it's much cheaper to pay foreign nationals to work in the health care system. They're used to crummy conditions and low pay and will work 10X harder than Americans. Did you know that's how Deepak Chopra started out? I think that's when he got smart and realized that publishing books and doing public speaking was far more lucrative than working in the ER. husband is ecstatic.