I know that this pales in comparison to what so many of you are going through right now with your kiddos and families (JJJ, you're in my thoughts so much today - my heart breaks for you). I am just so worried about easy child. I spoke with her this afternoon and my heart is just breaking over how despondent she sounds. Her voice is flat and if I inquire about how she's doing, she's on edge so I try to keep things neutral. I don't know what to say or what not to say. I am at such a loss. With difficult child I learned how to communicate with her when she was at her worst...this is new territory and they are so very different. I don't want to make things worse for her by letting her know how worried I am about her. I want to talk with her boyfriend and make it clear to him what's going on so he can not stress her out anymore by asking her constantly "What's wrong?", Know what I mean?? I'm on the verge of tears and wringing my hands...at such a loss. easy child has always been so strong and sure, reliable, and we always knew what to expect. I've never heard her like this. Even when difficult child was at her worst I managed to find a way to talk with her - but with easy child I can't seem to find words and because she's not here, I can't rely on deeds or body language. I want to tell her to come home for a few days until the medications kick in. I want to tell her to tell work she's not available for the next week until the medications kick in. I see that here and her area are due for some real gray weather the next few days! WTH? Oh, what to do?