Yes, they came. Yes, she's had them in. They're not so bad actually. You can't see them when her mouth is closed. She was nice and got the small ones. Apparently, you can get larger. Of course, she was wearing them with a black shirt, black skirt, black and white striped tights, and black combat boots with black eyeliner, black mascara, a nose piercing and almost black hair. Oh, and skull and cross bones earrings. A black choker with a cross. And a black headband with white hearts. Hey, at least she didn't have on the goth white makeup and the black lipstick. She's so fair skinned anyway, that the goth white makeup probably won't seem so extreme. I got her the mineral powder foundation in the lightest (fairest) tone (to try to avoid the goth white stuff) and you can't tell she's wearing it. Honestly, she looked pretty cute. Kinda like Abbey from NCIS, minus the ponytails and red lipstick. Our little girls do grow up. Sigh.... She's been doing much better. She stopped the medications again. Me in a flare, not physically capable of fighting her on it. She really feels her depression is situational and I have to agree. At least to an extent. She really wants to work hard in therapy - including family therapy - and that's a compromise I'm willing to take. She can always do the medications again if therapy alone is not enough. The point is, she's trying. So very hard. She's making strides everyday. We have some steps back - she's behind on her schoolwork - but she's motivated. She wants more out of her life. I'm finding more and more these days that I'm looking at my child with pride instead of exasperation. She's being proactive. She's working on communication - and how to improve it. She's finding her independence instead of so much dependence on me. In the meantime, she's never really gotten over this cold she got a month ago. Sleeping a lot, headaches, stomach aches, discomfort in her upper abdomen, hot all the time - her temp has only been around 99, but she usually runs around 97.4. And I just found out that a friend of Devon's who spends a lot of time here had mono. So, tomorrow we go to the doctor for a mono test. Thought I'd give you an update. *sniff* They grow up when you're not looking.