Hello everyone, Well it is official today, we now have 2 individuals with bipolar living under the same roof!!! After a major melt down at school yesterday, Levi was suspend for the day. His therapist came to the school and saw him in full battle mode for the first time and got him an emergency appointment with a psychiatrist, and just as I knew known deep in my gut, Levi is classic bipolar in living breathing young man flesh, . Truly I don't know whether to find someplace to sit and cry my eyes out, ( yes grown men are allowed to cry, ) or to be encouraged because maybe his mother will find the courage to truly except her bipolar condition and have the desire to face it head on, and take it by the horns and wrestle it ,and it not wrestle and pin her down. I do fill torn right down the middle through and through. Levi will need Mom to be the example on taking medications, right and not be how she has been. She takes them when I give them to her when she gets home from work in the am. If I have had to leave before she gets home, she in the past might take them, or would lie to me and say she did. I would count medications and sure enough, she had not taken them. If she runs out, She will not do what she needs to get refills unless I nag or pressure her, then she stays mad at me about it. Just today, she was to go to the clinic where she could pick up some of the medications and I made sure she had money to pick up the other medications at the pharmacy. She did neither, and wonders why she is lifeless and draggy the last few days, DUHHHH!!! Levi starts on Abilify and Prozac tonite, while I hate for him to have to take medications like these so young, I so so need for it to hopefully help a little bit and calm things down just a notch or two , or three, He does not want people at school, or even the staff there to know he is bipolar. I don't know how to handle that one. I understand him being uncomfortable with it, but I feel after the last couple of years problems, they should know what is going on and what to watch for and such. How have some of you handled this situation with your children? One can if need be not be a husband or wife, but one can never quiet being a parent!!! I want the best for him, and I want him to be able to fight this and be the victor so very deeply. I want all the tools available for him to be there for his use. What ever it takes, what ever hardship or suffering I might have to endure it will all be worth it to see him have a Happy and long productive life!!!!! Where do I turn, what do I do, where do I go. So many questions, so much to understand and digest to make sure I provide the wisest and most useful direction and tools to make his life the best that it can possibly be!!! Tonite my man sitting in the rain staring of into the future with raindrops falling to hide the tears seems almost poetic. Thanks for listening, an ear and shoulder can be one of the greatest gifts of all!!!!