Son (14) got admitted on Tuesday morning with dka - not great with eating right, injecting right etc Any way This lunchtime he is off fluids and insulin iv Consultant says she wants him in until at least friday so she can work out what insulin he should be on. Son has other problems which diabetic nurse and school are very aware-we have an appointment early jan with multidisciplinary team at school because they have seen aspergers signs at school (inclusion officer following him around without him knowing at school because of concerns) husband left him at around 3.30 this pm i went in after work at about 8.30 and he is sitting behind a drawn curtain, with telly broken (one of those pay ones) and absolutely nothing to do - staring into space. I had brought in some diet coke, a puzzle,a portable dvd player, ds, and his older sister. He was very uncommunicative when we first got there, but 'warmed up' after a while. He wont ask people for any thing (to do with his 'aspergers like symptoms' - dont know if he has it, but..) and hadnt said the tv didnt work, he was starving, but didnt ask for food, and the nursing staff dont know if he is 'allowed' because they are being 'strict' at the moment, he wasnt told there is a 'game room' where he could have used a games console, or other things - the ward is pretty empty too - (only found out because i asked if there is anything for him to do ) i am annoyed that a teenager with no parent or anyone there is just left without being offered- eg - i know you might not want to now, but in case you do - there is a games room you can use - just ask me.. etc - even apart from the fact of his behaviour . also is it not a 'right' to at least be able to be able to have food - eg toast etc or something we bring in if he wants it? Surely as he is on MDI he should be able to inject (under supervision if they want) for what he eats? The lad is saying how hungry he is on 3 tiny kids meals a day - and husband said at lunch the chicken was rock hard anyway... What are your impressions, and what would his 'rights' be in hospital?