Today was the hardest day! I had to check my 8 yr old little boy (my baby) in to the Behavioral Health Hospital for inpatient care! It was the hardest thing having to say goodbye to him and leave him there with strangers. I explained to him why he is there and told him it's not because he is a bad boy, but only because we need to get him well and adjust his medication. I told him that the doctors there were going to help him and that he would be come home very soon. I could see the fear in his eyes as I left. And I looked back and he was waving goodbye. I waved back to him and kept walking away. Then, all of a sudden I couldn't remember if I had told him "I love you". I started to panic! I asked my daughter if I had said it, cause I couldn't remember at all.... and she said that I told him several times. Whew! The nurse told me that he would most likely stay there for about 3-5 days. I am heartbroken, and so sad right now. I am trying really hard to hold it together and to be strong. I know that I need to focus on the "good" that could come of this, and not be so sad. Has anyone had a similar experience? How did you get through it?