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  1. My daughter was hospitalized last Wednesday night (1 AM Thursday) at Nichols Cottage (part of NY Columbia Presbyterian Hospital). I’ve been lurking here and had someone post on my behalf to this group, but it’s been sporadic as we’ve been dealing with a crisis situation with her (she’s 10) and our whole family. She went from a functioning 10 yo in April to having major rages to having OCD symptoms 24/7, to having OCD plus rages and anxiety attacks. Ultimately, the OCD was preventing her from eating, drinking or sleeping despite our family’s best efforts, so we don’t think we had any choice but to hospitalize her. She has taken 2mg Abilify starting Friday through today. This is the first time she has taken ANY meds. Her OCD has latched onto me where she “needs” to do rituals with me everytime she talks to or sees me. As soon as I say I won’t participate in OCD’s rituals she starts going into a panic attack. I haven’t seen her at all since Friday and have only talked to her a couple minutes on the phone Saturday & Sunday (which totally consisted of her trying to get me to do a ritual with her). Are there blood tests we should be requesting (Lyme, Strep, bartonella, etc.)? She has tested negative on a blood test for Strep & Lyme, and had a high ANA titer. Any help on what I can do to help her (especially since I can’t see her or talk to her – I need to eventually get back in her life)? We were so close before this started. Thanks, Valerie
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