difficult child 2 is swinging like a pendulum. So far he's not dangerous to self or others but living with him is giving me whiplash from the speed and degree of the mood swings. Poor kid. Imagine what it must be like for him. Friday night he was up until about 3 am. Gave him 2 mg klonopin at 10:30 and then 50 mg benadryl at 2 am. Still took another hour or more for him to go to sleep. He slept 12 hours. Finally gets up about 3:30 pm Saturday. He is falling asleep sitting in a chair while eating. Sad and mournful the rest of the day. Goes to bed at 8:30 pm. Sunday morning he gets up at 11 am. He is fairly calm most of the day but as it starts to get dark he starts to rev up. We gave him 2 mg Klonopin around 9 pm and he went to sleep around 11. This morning he gets up around noon. He's really sedated - falling asleep if he sits down, wobbly when he walks. This slowly wears off and by dinner he was silly, goofy, making jokes that didn't make sense, bouncing around, loud. Definitely hypomanic. So we gave him 2 mg Klonopin with his regular medications at 7 pm. Then I gave him another 2mg Klonopin at 8:30 pm when he said he knew he wasn't going to be able to sleep. Gave him another 2 mg Klonopin at 10:30. He just came stumbling out to say that he was having "bursts" going off in his head like white noise and they were keeping him awake. I walk him back to his room, tuck him in and sing to him for a few minutes. He is asleep - I checked. I walk out of the room. 5 minutes later - here comes wife saying - why is his light on?? I go down there and he's sitting up in bed with a goofy look on his face. He's eating peanut butter and pretzels - in bed. He must have stashed that stuff earlier today. What's going on? I said. You were asleep. I woke up he says. I got hungry. OMG - 6 mg Klonopin and he's still awake. Definitely NOT stable.