We have had a very busy last week, fourth of July, with a wedding on the fourth, then off to a bbq and to watch fireworks. On the 6th of July had husband's and easy child's birthday party. All this activity really set difficult child off. He was super anxious, demanding, irritable and his mood was swinging from one extreme to the next. Is this just what I get to expect when there are holidays and lots of excitement and people? difficult child loses it. He barely ate for several days, said he did not want people to see him eat. Thank god he started eating again. Actually, I was very proud of him over that one, he called me when he was at work and said he was going to face his fear, he would eat in front of people. And he has. Today and yesterday he has eaten very well. I even took him off his daytrana for a few days, it made no difference so I put him back on it today. He was a little calmer and much more reasonable. I actually took him to the store. I e-mailed psychiatrist, but he did not answer. He must be on vacation. I am sure I will hear from him when he gets back, next week I think.