Well, crap. Turns out Sandy is still at it. Exhorbitant, non-emergency charges on Bick's stranded-on-the-side-of-the-road for emergency use only credit card. For the fourth month running. He pulled the card last night and then decided to see how her school was progressing - believing her up to this point when she said everything was going just fine. She'd dropped two classes, taking her out of full-time student status and leaving her without health insurance coverage. I don't expect much in the way of stellar academic performance when the grades for her other classes are tallied. She's now used all of the drops that she's allowed under Texas law for public higher ed students.
Bick and the ex-Mrs. Bick are going to have to work together to get this kid refocused. I echoed Lyn's very wise advice regarding depression and suggested that a professional family "facilitator" might be in order.