I am gearing up for some hard days ahead. Tomorrow is the day they've planned to discharge my son from the crisis unit. He will have to go to the shelter until Job Corps or something else opens up. He will need to manage his own medications, and find his own way to appointments. I did ask his caseworker about getting a bus pass through Medicaid but don't know the status of that. He tried to call me twice today from the unit and I missed the calls. He didn't leave a message. I did call back the once and he wasn't available. While I don't want to engage too much with him, I don't want him to feel totally rejected and unloved either. I know I am going to have to really figure out what I am and am not willing to do for him. A ride? A meal? Washing his clothes? He has always been the kid that if you give him an inch, he takes a mile so that is my worry. It may seem cruel but I think he sort of needs to be hungry, tired, etc. He has burned so many bridges, lost so many opportunities in the past...I think only a state of total desperation will keep it from happening again.