If ZD doesn't decide to pick you up as their agony auntie and/or being a podiatrist doesn't work out...you have a real future here. I mean a REAL future in this business.@Misty
Do you have any other way to contact your son? If so I would recommend you utilise it and speak with him. With what he is going through it would be good for you to reassure him he has your full love and support through this difficult time. You are right not to try and force him into a situation where he has to choose between you as he doesn't need that kind of pressure, especially with all that is going on. He will have to make his own decision about whether he wishes to continue his relationship with his father. Just let him know he will always have his mum there for him whatever he chooses.