Well difficult child has been in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for 4 days now and I can't believe I'm saying this, but she's doing well and so am I. Gone are the days of sitting at work waitng for the phone to ring. Gone are the days of taking lunch at 2pm in case it did. (so I can get to the school and back without having to tell my boss why) She calls me nightly" just so you know I'm ok mommy" I get to talk to her for a whole 5 minutes if I'm lucky cause she wants to go back to her new "friends". This is a child when at home did what she wanted, when she wanted at whatever cost and now can't even use the bathroom without permission and loves it?! I know it's the honeymoon period, but she wants change, tired of living life the way it was and boy am I glad. I was exhausted. Not glad that she's there, but glad things are changing. Her clinician says difficult child has moved off of red alert and has moved to yellow status (more privledges) and I can take her out to lunch this weekend. The hard work is yet to come, but for now all is well. Thanks for being here, don't know what I would have done otherwise.