As I am trying to enjoy our vacation (bad enough I have PMS the week we are there, right??) I get a text from difficult child on Tuesday telling me she thinks she has another staph infection (in her armpit this time) and that she needs to go to the hospital. I told her to go to the hospital she was last admitted as they have all of her information. She supposedly couldn't find a ride. I told her to use her two feet but that would never happen....ugh. I told her look, this lifestyle is going to kill you, enough is enough! She texted me on my way back on Friday that she was going to the hospital if she could find a ride. I told her that I will take her the very next morning if she didn't find a ride. She asked if she could spend the night and go to the doctor and then turn herself in!!!!!!!!!!! She can't spend the night here, though. Not happening. husband wouldn't allow it even if I gave it a moment's thought. So I told her again I would take her first thing in the morning. Well, the next morning I wanted to have all my ducks in a row before I went to get her, so I drive on down to our police station. I wanted to make sure there was a warrant out for difficult child and that they would take her to lock up until she saw a judge. When we got in front of the judge, we would plead for rehab. They were more than helpful and looked her up, showed me a picture of her and told me there is NOTHING on her. What???? Unfreakingbelievable! The kid is finally even thinking about turning herself in and there is nothing to turn herself in for??!!!!! I have not told her this, yet. I immediately put a call in to her PO to rip her a new one. The PO calls me every couple of weeks!!!! So obviously, difficult child is right. Probation IS a big joke and there are NO consequences for not complying with probation. I am the only one that is inconvenienced by her probation! husband and I are furious. And miss difficult child......I tried reaching her all morning on Saturday to take her to the hospital. Finally reached her early afternoon and she tells me that she saw a nurse the night before and was given a ton of Bactrim (antibiotics used for staph). I don't know who this nurse is, she won't give many details about anything. But she knew enough information about it to lead me to believe that she did see a nurse and has medications. Still, I want her in the hospital. But, now that her situation has changed, so has her mind. She is now staying somewhere in our county...but I don't know where. I am waiting for the PO to call me today. May as well tell difficult child that she just needs to call PO and start straightening it all out....I thought we were getting close to difficult child stepping onto the right path. Guess she only thinks about that when she is in dire circumstances and once her situation improves in the slightest, poof goes that idea.