but I'm not going to visitation at the psychiatric hospital tonight. I'm so tired, still, from last night and I still feel those chairs under me. I can call difficult child tonight and I will do that. I'm also going down for 2 hours tomorrow afternoon and 3 hours on Sun. (Sunday we have a family meeting plus visitation.) I think since this is his 4th time in and he did push this with me, it's not going to hurt him to not see me tonight. It might be a good thing for us both. His therapist does group therapy down there sometimes and will be doing the session on Sunday. We spoke on the phone today and he said he'd pull difficult child aside to have a few mins to talk alone. The sw from the psychiatric hospital called and said since he was tdo'd they could let him out but asked if I wanted to keep him in voluntarily. I told her both difficult child and I want him to stay - they could also verify with him that he was there voluntarily at this point. She pushed me a little on this new medication, but I'm not so sure about it and I told her I needed to hear back from his psychiatrist before giving consent. The principal moved quickly today- I sent her email about difficult child being in psychiatric hospital and that I wish it could have been prevented by rec'g other supports and mentioned how concerned I was about his 19 days absent. We have an iep meeting scheduled now for Jan 7 and she has gotten the next higher up - middle school Special Education person- to attend. This is the person that always gets sent when I send a certified letter to director of Special Education for the sd. I'm going to try to take an advocate from PEATC with me. I hope everyone else had a peaceful day!