Just need a friendly shoulder to cry on. I have talked to you before, don't have MS, "just" fibro, degenerative osteoarthritis, diabetes type 2, rapid heart rate. widow for 1 year AND today, my son, 17years old, who lives with his Dad, in same town, ran away. He isn't answering his cell phone. His girlfriend "says" she doesn't know anything. Why don't I believe her? Now my BP is up, and fibro is in full flare. This week is the Pendleton Round-Up, which means an extra approx 15,000 people in town. Kids are out of school this week. The sad part is he's a great, polite, well mannered kid, and very smart. I don't think it's drugs. He just wants to be a typical teen-ager, and stay out late, not clean his room, etc. We have always gotton along so well. I can't believe he wouldn't turn to me if there was this big a problem at home. His Dad is a Captain at a Correctional Facility, and a bit of a control freak ( well a lot, really), but he's been a good dad. He doesn't get along with his step-mother. My ex left me after 28 years for her when our son was 5, but insisted on our son staying with him, and they have given him everything he could need or want, which is probably part of the problem. If we don't hear from him by tomorrow afternoon, he will report him to the police as a run-a-way. What do I do. I'm going crazy!! If it wasn't during the rodeo I wouldn't be so worried, but too many strangers in town. Im' sure he's here in town, as he only had about $10.00. He didn't take any money from his house, and he didn't come to my house and take any either, I checked. What causes kids to do something this crazy? Anyway, just needed a shoulder to cry on. I have become very isolated since my husband passed away, and my only good friend moved to Wyoming. My daughter lives in Florida. Please pray for David, and for me.