I found a community of parents online today with Bipolar children. I read and read and read until my eyes were sore. I cried, laughed and let go. Every one of our family and friends have been so supportive and caring. But I guess I really needed to hear from others who have walked in my shoes. We are grieving right now, grieving for the future that we envisioned. We will not give up hope, but we will have to readjust our vision, plans, and expectations. There are plenty of statistics and stories of Bipolar adults who lead relatively normal lives. Unfortunately those are the statistics and stories of people who developed the disorder in their late teens or early adulthood. Damian’s statistics are different and the long term studies are few. No we are not giving up hope but we are learning to let go and to readjust.