I got an email from the family whose daughter was being held hostage at Rogers: Their daughter came home last night. Against medical advice, but she's home.
Sounds like Rogers was still trying to bring the county in, right up to the last minute, but the family had done their homework and was able to challenge Rogers' assertions.
Now, of course, comes the truly hard part: re-feeding a 13-year-old with anorexia. But this is a wonderful example of how families that are empowered can accomplish near miracles--especially when they're motivated by love of their children.
To the family: You are awesome. As hard as re-feeding is, I found it infinitely preferable to be doing it myself, at home, rather than be far away, feeling helpless about whether my daughter lived or died. We're all rooting for you.