Alright: a quick up to dater: difficult child 1 is back in the psychiatric hospital. upstate. He was explosive at the Comm. Residence, hurting himself so that he'd end up at the ER then over to the psychiatric ER. Turns out he's doing because he was told (by me) that if he or his sister ended up in the psychiatric hospital I won't come to visit. He figured if it was a physical illness/injury I'd come. Gotta love the way this kid thinks. By the time all was said and done, he was at the psychiatric ER every other day for 2 weeks. So we re-admitted to the psychiatric hospital. Here's the "GONNA LOVE THIS" part: OMRDD won't accept him because his cognitive scores are too high. This only allows him admission to OMH facilities. OMH facilities won't accept him because he's got Aspergers Syndrome which is on the autistic spectrum which is a DEVELOPMENTAL disability NOT a mental health issue. They can't take him back to the CR because they can't help him. But NO ONE feels that he's in good enough shape to come home. In the mean time, I ask AH to see if he can't get a little help from work (he works for an organization that word very, very closely with OMRDD) and he had more to say about my best friends daughter-in-laws "up and coming" boob job (via Facebook) than he's had to say about the whole difficult child 1 mess. I swear on all that is good and holy that you can't make this stuff up. In the immortal words of the great philosopher Daffy Duck (circa 1952) "I demand that you shoot me now!" Ugh!