An update.... After the police came and had a stern talking-to with difficult child on Wed., Thursday afternoon rolls around and he proceeds to throw a chair at his sister. She protected herself with her legs (she was sitting on the edge of the bed) and is okay. After many calls to counselors, crisis center, friends I decided to take him to emergency for a psychiatric. evaluation. Yup. 4 hours later we left after the same old questions and the same old statements to difficult child. You can't do that, it doesn't show respect, Mom is in charge, no medication changes can be done. We did have the option to admit him, but husband was coming home and I guess you could say I had lost my desire to follow through. I thought that husband being home from travels for two weeks might improve things. I think now, on Sunday afternoon, that I am finding improvement is not going to happen (okay, well not as quickly as I had hoped). I think my next move is to have the police take him to the hospital and have him admitted. the doctor did make it clear to difficult child that when his violent behavior happens again difficult child will have to go to jail or the hospital. Hospital it will be. We are having no improvement, we are all on edge and exhausted, and something dangerous is going to happen sooner than later. I imagine I will be writing again in a few days with a similar story, but hopefully with a different ending.