GAL visit was yesterday. She didn't go through the house but we have it in good shape to enjoy ourselves!! It sounds like difficult child will probably have to do some time in detention. We are working on gathering info to present to the judge on why he shouldn't. Really, I don't think he should because he is exposed to more and learns more bad from the other kids in there than learning anything good from it. GAL seemed agreeable to switching tdocs- she is going to call the new one and said it would help to let the judge know that a treatment plan is scheduled for difficult child to pursue through the summer. The principal wrote a positive letter in difficult child's favor. One thing that bothered me- the GAL had contacted the tdocs and psychiatrist and had them write letters and fax them directly to her. Now, I signed releaase forms for these people to let her know dates of treatment, general nature of treatment, and compliance- but I never signed anything or otherwise made any request for them to send her something in writing that I haven't even seen. These are private doctors that I (my insurance) is paying for. Another thing I thought wierd- she said she asked psychiatrist if it would be psychologically damaging to difficult child to be put in detention and she said psychiatrist said no, it wouldn't. Really? Where did he get that? It sure wouldn't be psychologically healthy. Anyway, the defense attny called yesterday but it sounds like he hasn't done ANYTHING to prepare for this. Also, I mentioned again about the prozaca dosage doubling a couple of weeks before difficult child's "crime spree" last year and the knowledge of potential induction of mania. She said the judge doesn't care. I said it is in the warning on the medication and the dr's start with this when unipolar depression or bipolar is questionable, so how is that difficult child's fault? She said it doesn't matter- this judge won't care. I'm wondering if it would help or hurt any chance of appeal to bring it up in court anyway. At least, is there a way to get the mitigating circumstances a part of his record? Soooo, this is where we are today!!