Today was difficult child's psychiatric evaluation for his Medicaid application and I'm still giggling. The doctor he saw is one that hasn't seen him before so I was concerned about what he (doctor) would be able to glean from less than an hour. snort I shouldn't have worried. difficult child had me go back with him which was good because there were a lot of questions on difficult child's background that he wasn't sure of or couldn't remember. So the doctor asked us both questions...got a brief but I think good idea of difficult child's childhood, looked through the three inch chart he had in front of him (which is only a partial version) and asked more questions. difficult child answered most of them whether they were directed towards him or not. Then the doctor asked to speak with me alone. difficult child was no sooner out the door when the doctor looked at me and said "He's really being manipulative and trying to paint you in a bad light, isn't he?" Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Yep. Welcome to my world doctor! Our private talk consisted of that statement, my chuckle and 2 questions from the doctor. Oh....and his statment to me stressing that difficult child continue to take his medications and that we should watch him SWALLOW them. (which we do) Then he announced that while he wasn't going to base his recommendation soley on that appointment (he would look deeper into difficult child's file and speak with a previous doctor) he didn't see any reason why he wouldn't recommend he get Medicaid. He is in obvious need of his current medications and there is no way he could afford them without Medicaid. Sometimes the gfgness being right there in your face is a good thing! Gaaa!!! Editing as I forgot an entire section that I wanted to put in the thread! LOL During our private talk, the doctor also recommended that we NOT try to get disability for difficult child. His reasoning is that if a difficult child has $500 a month coming in, he won't have an incentive to work. I understand this and worry about it too with difficult child however.....I'm not entirely convinced that difficult child is really at a point where he can support himself without help. On the one hand, difficult child needs to learn to do for himself instead of just expecting others to do for him. He REALLY needs to learn this. On the other hand...even if he would get SSI, he wouldn't be rich. He would have enough to live on in a small apartment or with a roomie and MAYBE have enough left for a cheap car payment. Maybe. (And that's assuming he could get someone to sell him one on payments.) What are your opinions on this?