I have been meaning to write this since difficult child left phosph for Residential Treatment Center (RTC), but I have not had the time or presence of mind - but this this an important message for all of us with kids that are in, or may be going into a psychiatric unit or out of home situation. While in phosph, supposedly the best one in Dallas, the hospital discontinued 2 of difficult children medications without realizing it. Despite me telling them twice, and signing 15 pieces of paper authorizing the medication regimen he is on, to be given, the phosph overlooked the fact that difficult child was on Lamictal and Paxil. Consequently he was not given those medications for 5 days. D/cing the Lamictal without titrating down could have caused possible serious, life threatening complications. In this same phosph a year ago, my son was almost given another child's medications who had the same first name. Luckily, difficult child realized it. Now this. Lesson I have learned from this, and one I hope we all apply, is A) Make the nurse read off his medication regimen every night to us on the phone B) Make sure the kids have arms bands that are being scanned to match the kid to the medication C) Ask our kids every night when we get to talk to them on the phone if their medications look the same as the ones as they take at home Any other suggestions you guys have, please give. With a certain child and certain medications this type of scenario could have been deadly. We can never stop being their advocate, even when we think someone competent and qualified has it all taken care of.