I got a call from my daughter today, she explained to me that she was taken off her Geodon and Concerta and now will be given a sleeping pill at night. WHAT??? First of all, how dare her Residential Treatment Center (RTC) make that decision without my knowledge nor consent!!! Secondly, what kind of sense does that make??? No treatment for her BiPolar (BP) or ADHD, just pills to make her sleep!!! One of her symptoms of the BiPolar (BP) is inability to sleep. Wouldn't you think the logical thing to do is treat the BiPolar (BP) and she'll be able to sleep at night. I mean, just a thought. To me that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!!! Not to mention, I wasn't even aware of these changes. By law, I am supposed to give my consent regarding any medication changes. This is the second time they have changed her medications without my approval. I am so angry. She has been in this facility since February and she was supposed to start a mood stabilizer months ago. That has yet to happen. Who do they think they are? She is not a foster kid, she was not taken away from me, in fact, she is in treatment as per my persistence. She has parents who love her, they do not need to make these kinds of decisions on their own. They aren't even allowed to. She has been doing so well, now she is going to regress and that is just not fair to her!!!! You know how hard it is going to be to convince her to take medications now?? I lost that power thanks to the idiots in her school. She'll never agree to new medications, she told me on the phone she is happy about the changes. I want to go up there and ring all of their necks!!!!! I mean what were they thinking?? How do you give a child sleeping pills, which are probably addictive, wihtout consent from their parent? On top of which not treat their illnesses. Even though it's Sunday and tomorrow is a holiday, I called and left messages with her therapist and my case worker at Social Services, I was so mad I couldn't wait until Tuesday. Let's see how long it takes them to return my call. My daughter is coming home for a weekend visit next week and I'm so afraid it isn't going to go well. Without her medications she can be unbearable. That is just not fair to her!!!!!!! I could just scream!!!!!!! Just needed to vent. I'll keep you posted.