This morning difficult child refused to go to therapeutic school. It seemed that nothing we tried was going to work. We took away all his things and he said he did not care, then he kicked me. DS called the police. They went upstairs and spoke with him to see if they could figure out what was going on with him and if they could talk him into going to school. They said that they could tell by the state of his room and how closed off he was that he was not doing well. difficult child told him that he wanted to be committed to the hospital. They came downstairs with him and handcuffed him and put him in the police car. They told us to follow them to the hospital. We went into the ER and sat for a very long time. We spoke with a social worker who said that he would most likely be committed, but they needed to do an evaluation on him first. They said there were no beds and so he would need to be transported to a different hospital and they needed to call around and see what was available. They told us it would take hours to get all this done, and so I am at work, but I really cannot concentrate. DS is home waiting for a call. I feel like crying and my head feels awful. I probably should not even be here at work, but I don't know what I would do at home while waiting for the phone call either. Things keep going through my mind. Maybe we should not have called the police. Maybe we should have just left him sleeping like he wanted and taken away everything first. I'll bet he eventually would have gotten bored and gone back to school next week. I feel really horrible!!!!!!