I'm meeting tomorrow with the counselor and vice principal of difficult child's school, and I don't know what will happen, but I don't know what to say. difficult child has barely gone to school at all this semester. I've posted before about her problems, but now she's really bad and almost never leaves the house. She's paralyzed with anxiety. Her therapist isn't helping. Her psychiatrist has just kept throwing medications at the problem, the last being Adderall. I stopped giving it to her because she was sleeping through it anyway, and she lost her appetite again which is serious problem for her. Right now she's on Celexa and trazadone for sleep. I've found another psychiatrist in our HMO who has a lot of experience and teaches adolescent psychiatry at a major university. We have an appointment next Thursday. Anyway, I haven't asked for a 504 or IEP because how can you do that when they aren't even going? I haven't been able to find an advocate to help that I can afford. I know the school people are kind and want to help, but I can't tell them when I can get her to come back. I hate this "no matter what they have to have school" thing. If she could just take time off with no pressure, she might get better.The old psychiatrist told me they only hospitalize if the child is suicidal or will hurt others. Anyway, I just want to know if there's anything I really shouldn't say, or if you have any advice for tomorrow.