I haven't been around much again, one month after dad died, husband was admitted to the hospital in the middle of the night for an emergency appendectomy. They removed the appendix, and a large tumor inside it. Lab results have come back that it isn't cancerous, but those few days of not not knowing were exhausting. In addition, husband suffered ileus for 3 days post-op. On his 5th day in the hospital, a Friday, his bowel finally started working, and they allowed him to start drinking about noon. In light of the kids' prom on Saturday, the doctor let me bring him home at 4pm Friday without having eaten solid food (or really drank much...) before leaving, and while I appreciate the doctor letting him come home early for that, boy did it add to the load. So the Saturday of prom, I had to finish one dress, alter another minorly, AND keep poking bland food and drink at husband, who couldn't sleep thru the night. Thank G*d that's over. We've been heavy into what to do for school next year for difficult child 2. He's doing so well at the early intervention preschool (he graduates today!), but the leap to mainstream public school just doesn't look do-able. The district is more than willing to work with us, but going from a class of 8 with 2-3 teachers to a class of 20 with 1, possibly 2, teachers, don't see it happening. difficult child 2's behavior therapist, in home therapist, Occupational Therapist (OT), and dev pediatrician all agree. His teachers at the early intervention school think he can make it *IF* the environment is just right and fitted to him. Now really, is that going to happen? Plus, the teachers from the school district saw him at the early intervention preschool doing so well and wanted to know why he was even there. And so far, they are the ones left with the decision of classroom placement. Not exactly "support" flowing from those words. So...the Occupational Therapist (OT) at the preschool suggested Montessori school. I've checked out the 2 local schools, and it looks like a perfect fit. I am dropping off the application on my way to his graduation this morning! So please cross your fingers, rattle some beads, say a prayer that he's accepted and we can financially figure out how to make this fly! Will update more later, lots going on here! difficult child 1 gradautes this Saturday!