I'm afraid to tell the doctor that things aren't working. She stated: "This time I can regulate, but the next time, the change in medication will have to be made as an inpatient."
People are not in my camp about this. I cry all day. I know what's wrong but feel that -- I don't know what I feel. I'm also a critical-care nurse intern close to graduation. I spent an entire semester in the milieu where she wants to put him. I would rather go underground. Please help me.
If your son is so upset that school appears to be toxic for him, then let him go to the hospital. Ask the professionals there to not only assess the effectiveness of your son's medication, but also to visit the program that he is now in, before he is allowed to leave the hospital to return to school. If this is deemed not to be an appropriate program, ask them to recommend one that is.
You need to get your son into an environment that is safe, where he can get the emotional support he needs. You also need a program that will help you deal with the feelings that this unfortunate experience is generating in you. Connect with family members and friends. Call your clergy-person. Tell them what you and your son are going through and ask them for their support.