Hello, everyone! Just dropping in for a short (ok I promise to try to keep it short) vent. I had called and left a message for the GAL to ask if there would be any problem with the court to change difficult child's psychiatrist and therapist. We played phone tag for a couple of days. I said psychiatrist wasn't being responsive, tdocs say they can't do anything while difficult child is unstable, I think I might have located a great therapist, and difficult child is hypomanic so something has to be done. Then, I get this message from her - she needs specifics and would I please explain to her what hypomanic is because she has never heard the term and has no idea and doesn't understand it. Now, I could understand that except- she is making legal recommendations to the court regarding my son and has done so for the past year. These recommendations include punishment, therapy, placement, etc. She has been kept informed of diagnosis, medications, the prozac trigger last year, etc. And she doesn't HAVE ONE CLUE what symptoms or characteristics of the diagnosis are? Couldn't she have looked this up or asked me before- like last year? Her recommendations come #1 with the judge's decisions. I couldn't believe it. I guess I should be glad that she asked now. She had said she represented kids on IEP teams sometimes and might go to an IEP meeting for difficult child and me. How could she help with that if she didn't even have a clue? Well, I faxed her about 15 pages of info. that I printed out from 3 different websites. If she doesn't read it, I can't help it. I'll make sure difficult child's defense attny is informed of this. On a side note- the wonderful therapist called and left a message that he will NOT do after-hour appts. He could do 10:30 am tomorrow. difficult child's school district is doing their big testing this week- that would never work. I'll call that receptionist again tomorrow and see if there are any others in their office who do appts. after hours. We did see psychiatrist today- he finally filled form out for bloodwork. He switched difficult child from seroquel to risperdal (sp). Any advice or signs I need to know about for this one? SIGH.... Just another day I guess. Thanks for reading and helping me through. You guys are my strength!!