Hi, I've been off the site for a little over a week now. partly because I just could not get it to respond, it just wouldn't load properly ( anyone else experience this?). Secondly, We have had a crazy difficult time, which included my daughter and I fleeing house last Wed. heading to office of social worker and another urgent care social worker coming to our house for several hours that same night. Things pretty much continued like that adll week. My oldest pretty much stayed away from the house all weekend( thank G-d for amazing friends) and I shipped my daughter off for an overnight play date to try to get her some R&R and give some space to everyone. On Monday husband and i had an appointment with difficult children psychiatric. but we had to cut it short when my daughter texted and called in panic. Anyways husband flew home immediately and I followed shortly. I got home to multiple police cars in my driveway, followed by an ambulance drive to hospital, and overnight stay in the emerg. observation room, and being sent home following noon with new prescription of clonidine, to be given, for this week anyways, in addition to the Risperidone. Our case social worker, who had been on vacation for 2 weeks came by Mon. evening for 2 and a half hours. We have a big meeting planned for next Tues. with all the various players to see what we can do to get this situation under control. Any ways, enough of my sad tale,i could go on forever describing what's been happening and how many appointments we have had and will have in the week to come... My question is what experience has anyone had with clonidine? difficult child has to take it every 4 hours so he has to take it himself during school day.