The lady from the clerk's office just called me back- she said my request for emergency hearing was not even showing up in their system. The lady who accepted this sat right there in front of me and typed into her computer and asked questions while she was explaining to me that she had to get it right in order for it to be processed. I find it hard to believe that she wasn't actually putting it in the system. The PO better not have had anything to do with this. Anyway, this lady told me that they don't "sit on" requests for emergency CHINS petitions (I didn't suggest that to her- she seemed ticked about it all). She told me to come down before they close today and bring my form and letters from therapist/psychiatrist and we'd make sure it got into system and find out what happened. She gave me the name of the "head" clerk or whoever is in charge of clerk's office and said to talk to her about it if I wasn't satisfied that things were straightened out today.