I really thought about whether I should post this. It kind of feels like tempting fate, if you know what I mean! But I'm trying to take life one day at a time and focus on the positives, and so here goes: We've had a good week! Difficult Child is back on the medication. This week he has visited his psychologist, kept his room clean without prompting, done other chores without complaint and kept regular hours - sleeping at night and awake during the day. He had an old friend come to stay overnight and they played video games together. I was okay with that because I felt like he was being social in a healthy way. He's been out visiting friends too, but has kept me informed of his whereabouts and whether he'll be home for a meal or not. I haven't seen/smelt any evidence of drug use. Most importantly he's followed up on looking for more work and has an informal interview set up for tomorrow. Basically he's respecting our boundaries - at least for the time being. He told me today that he feels like the medication is working now. (The doctor increased his dose a couple of weeks ago.) I'm feeling less stressed about leaving him while we go away now. Of course there's still three weeks until we go and I know things could change before then, but for today I'm trying to think positively. Please pray/cross your fingers/send positive vibes that this is the beginning of him turning a corner.