As before his gallbladder surgery. Gone is my sweet, loving, helpful, happy go lucky kid. He has been replaced with somebody moody, irritable, and depressed. I miss my old easy child. Since the surgery two and a half weeks ago, his appetite has been next to nothing. He has been skipping full meals. Sometimes he will completely skip breakfast and lunch, then barely pick at his dinner. Some nights he sleeps fine. Others he barely sleeps a couple hours. This morning he was up at 2:00 in the morning taking a bath due to not being able to sleep. He was incredibly moody and snappy with me when I got him up for school this morning. He has been irritable a lot since his surgery. His grades are slipping drastically. He is getting an F in math and has 13 zeros. He is getting a D- in Language Arts, which he usually excels at. His other grades are in danger as well. He has uncompleted work in most of his classes. Normally easy child cares about his grades. Any missing assignments he may have, he makes them up immediately once he is informed that his grade has gone down a notch. Lately he couldn't care less about his failing grades. He also hasn't been wanting to spend time with the family. We usually go grocery shopping together and he helps me out. Lately he's been sitting by himself in the car and making me go in by myself. We typically all watch TV together after school, but easy child has been hanging around in his room and not participating. He has been full of nothing but attitude when I try and talk to him. A couple of times he's even told me to shut up. I am actually enjoying difficult child's company more than his lately. I don't know what the doctors did to him when they took out his gallbladder, but I want my old boy back. I keep wating hoping things will go back to normal, but each day is the same. Has anybody ever heard of this type of behavior after surgery? It's like he's completely changed personalities.