I am having trouble posting things and not sure why. It will accept my post but when I go back into the general forum it does not show up. When I go into my profile it shows the thread I started but I am unable to see any of the replies. Not sure what I am doing wrong but wanted to go ahead and put this update out there. I really really need you guys right now. Got loads of info this morning about difficult child. At the current moment the public defender is waiting on a reply from the state attorney and then the judge on releasing difficult child to a 14 day inpatient treatment at the youth crisis center (ycc). It's looking promising and he could be released today or tomorrow to go to that, which is what I want for him. The detention center is really not where he needs to be. Has it been good for him? In regards to having time to think about what he did and realizing that is not the place he wants to be yes I think it served it's purpose. Dragging it out with him in there could make matters worse especially if he gets into trouble there. If he gets into this 14 day program he will be evaluated to see if he has deeper issues such as bi-polar, schitzaphrenia (spelled way wrong!) depression, adhd, add etc.... or if it's just simply a matter of a short fuse and him having to learn to control it. All this is what needs to happen. I so wish all these people were on the same freakin page and knew what can and can't be done. They should be, they are the ones that deal with troubled youth day in and day out. His probation officer said he can't be court ordered to ycc (youth crisis center), even the public defender said that - according to ycc he can be. They have kids court ordered there all the time. This is the **** that is aggravating. So now I sit and wait for a call from the public defender. She has sent the state attorney an email telling him this is what we would like to see happen. If he agrees she is pretty sure the judge will agree so it's starting to sound promising. I am in the process of washing up a bunch of clothes to pack for him just in case. I will need to stop by wallyworld and get some socks, tank tops and t-shirts. He can wear street clothes at ycc. Won't know if his girlfriend is pregnant or not until Wednesday so I am not talking to difficult child about that yet. At this point I feel like I have been beat up one side and down the other. I feel like I need to throw up and have a good long cry. Just wanted to give you an update. The public defender said I will hear back from here before the end of the day. I may have to call out of work tomorrow. I don't need to lose my job but my kids always have and always will come first. Besides one of the higher up supervisors know whats going on and he told me not to worry about it. Oh and the public defender is trying to get his July 15th court date and the one for this Thursday morning rolled into one court date on the 15th. Which with the way the judicial system is backed up with all the youth offenders they will probably welcome that.