We have a visit with our new psychiatrist next week. I am really thinking this will be a good thing, and she is meeting difficult child when he is at his finest. His anxiety is sky high. There has always been a question to whether he has alopecia or pulls his own hair out. Usually it is just his eyebrows, and when it is really bad he gets small circular bald patches. He has little if any eyebrows, and several bald patches. husband has not been doing well, sleep really messed up and his been manic/hypomanic much of the summer. difficult child also has an extremely short fuse. He has been blowing up at the drop of a hat, tearful easily, and has put several holes in his sister's bedroom door in the last few weeks. He saw therapist on Wednesday and had a good day afterward, but the next day went back to his usual mo. He is obsessed with fishing, and unless we can take him fishing every day gets extremely upset. If husband did not have his own issues to deal with this would not be a problem, but he has been not sleeping at night and sleeps all day......from 5am or 6am to late afternoon.....3pm to 4pm. I hope that this new psychiatrist can do something with difficult child's medications to help him get more stable. School is coming up quicker than we think, and I hope he is in better shape then than he is now. He could not function well at school right now. I know part of the reason difficult child is acting the way he is can be attributed to husband's lack of stability, but not all of it. New psychiatrist does not bill insurance, and she can see difficult child on Monday. I have to pay $300 for the first visit, and it will be hard but I will get reimbursed from my flexible spending. I am not used to having to pay that much for doctor's visits, but she is our best option, or so I feel. I have met with her once and spoken with her on the phone numerous times. easy child has been having a hard time with her dad and difficult child being the way they are. She is back in therapy, and I hope it can help her some. I wish she could have a more normal life, but that is not to be. I am sorry I have not been posting much, but have not been in a very good state to do so. Things have been rough, and I can only hope they get better.