I've known it all along......... I guess this morning just really took me to the end of my rope with it. My grandson had an appointment. for a sleep deprived eeg today. I had him go to bed late and then I woke us both up at 2 a.m. for an 8 a.m. appointment. time. After the initial wake up problems, our grandson did fine, we played games, he watched thomas movies, ate, drank and played with his toys. He had no idea that he was up at an ungodly hour. He decided to wig out biiiigggg time about 15 min. before we had to leave. He threw himself down on the floor, screaming and kicking, threw one of his shoes at the wall, tossed over a dining room chair. I had left the room and I guess he didn't like not having an audience to perform for, so he followed me into the room I was in and continued his tantrum / raging. I sat him on the couch and told him to cut it out. He continued to kick and scream. I didn't feel it was going to be long before the other shoe went flying, possibly at me, so I did something I have not done with him before. I restrained him. He has NEVER sat in time out properly so I usually avoid that. Today was different. I put him on my lap, wrapped my leg over his and held his arms down. I do know the cautions about restraining and was mindful to not wrap my arms around him, but did hold his arms down. His therapist when he first came to live with us, suggested I do it and did demonstrate the technique. He turned into a wild animal! He screamed "I hate you!, Let me go!, Stop! and cried and cried and cried and fought. Oh, and he worked very hard to bite me. I felt fortunate that he didn't think to head but me. For the most part I did not speak to him except to remind him that as soon as he quit screaming, kicking and fighting that I would let him sit on the couch alone. Those words seemed to fuel him further. I did call his CPS caseworker and filled her in on what had happened, just to avoid any problems. I don't know just how long this went on, but I struggled and did manage to hold out longer than he did. He's a fighter with stamina! OMG, I am not up for this. And to make it even more enjoyable, I had a touch of something, either I ate something bad, (don't know what that would have been) or I had the flu. He never slept for his eeg, but we did get it done. I dropped him off at my parents house so that *I* could sleep. Our grandson slept about 1 1/2 hrs. this afternoon and that was it. I did give him his medications after the eeg and thankfully when he came back home, he was as good as gold all evening and went to bed at 8 p.m. Yes, he is a difficult child! Just how does this happen?