difficult child 1 has grown into an amazingly responsible (for a difficult child) kind of person. He lives about 2 hours from me (has a wife and her 2 kids). They plan ahead, pay their bills, etc. Sometimes I help them out a little but I very seldom need to. He called me at 4 AM on Thursday night/Friday morning. He'd just gotten home from the emergency room. Had been riding his bicycle and crashed. I suspect he had been drinking (he is still a difficult child after all) but he has always been very particular about not drinking and driving. I guess he didn't get the message that you need good balance on a bike. Anyway, he landed on his right shoulder. Completely tore the ligament. The two bones that are supposed to be together are 3" apart. He is supposed to see the orthopedic surgeon next week. They told him he couldn't work for a week but his boss said somebody he knew had a similar injury and couldn't work for over 6 months. His wife doesn't work. They do get food stamps and he says his medical stuff should mostly be covered by Medicaid but I don't know what they're going to do about rent, utilities, etc. I am short myself right now and can't help much. I told him to have his wife contact their case worker to see if there is anything that could help them. Does anybody know what happens in a situation like that? Will they just end up out in the street? I haven't slept for several nights worrying about what they are going to do as I don't think I can help much.