Am I just lucky, or has anyone else had an experience with your child's psychiatric hospital that can only be described as h*ll on wheels?! my difficult child has been in since last Thursday. Upon admission, I was told that the average stay is 5-7 days. I was told that I could expect so many phone calls keeping me in the loop with everything. I was told that at visits, we were encouraged to bring snacks and board games. Well... yeah right. I have to call there if I want any information. ANY Info! I get passed around from dept to dept. Yesterday, at the Family Meeting, we were told that he would certainly be out by Wednesday or Thursday and they wouldn't dream of keeping him over the holiday. I chatted with the SW today, she says that the doctor has a tentative discharge date of Monday the 13th! She says she doesn't know why anyone would have given any other date. I call the unit to get updates on him, and the charge nurse gives a short one liner like she is annoyed to even talk to me. The doctor calls and leaves a message at 2 on my home phone when i ask to be contacted via cell during the day cuz i work. I phone him back at 3 and he's gone for the day. They tell me they are going to have a treatment team meeting today and because of some misunderstanding, that doesn't happen. Tried to bring enjoyable items to visits, they say that's a no-no even tho i have forms that say otherwise. At this point i am very fed up. I just want to go get him! Oh and on top of that, I get a call from fiscal saying that the insurance doesn't feel he needs to be there anymore so they quit paying. I asked, why don't they discharge him then? The doctor still feels he needs to be there. They are going to help me get medical assistance for him, but still!! Sorry this is such a long rant. As you can see, this is our first time, and god-willing the last, at a psychiatric hospital!