Hi, everyone- I have had a whopper of a week. difficult child exploded on Tuesday and threw a heavy, metal three hole puncher at my head when I was locking the door to keep him in. I had to go to the ER and have three staples put in. difficult child was very remorseful but then continued as if it never happened. The next day we were scheduled to leave for NY for a pleasure trip with family. My husband is already there on business. After twenty minutes of driving to the airport, difficult child remembers that he forgot a FOLDER at home and demands that we go back. If I could have without missing the plane, I would have, but we couldn't. My older son and I tried to reason with him that if we went back for the folder and missed the plane, it wouldn't matter anyway. Nothing got through to him. We told him his brother would get the folder and bring it to NY on Friday when he was coming. Nope. difficult child then starts saying he is not going on the plane and I start thinking: I cannot believe we are actually going to miss this plane because of this kid. To make a very long story short, it turned into a full-blown explosion complete with kicking, screaming, cursing, throwing things, etc. I had my older son call 911 because I knew this would continue at home and I can't live this way anymore. I am at the end of my rope. We wound up at a behavioral health care ER and I let them admit him. I do not know how I got the strength to leave him there. I guess I just need so bad for someone to help us and him. He is doing OK-I saw him for an hour last night. He actually seems to be having too good a time. The nurse told me today that they are not seeing any of the behaviors that he was brought in with and that concerns me. I am once again second-guessing myself thinking that it is my and DHs fault and that he only does this with us but he has also assaulted his teacher and displays many other behaviors besides so rationally I know we can't be the cause. They have ordered additional psychological testing and the nurse said that should show alot. I hope it shows something because otherwise, it will be the same old you know what when he gets home. They did note that he needs constant redirection and tends to focus on everyone else. Also noted are some mannerisms such as opening and closing his mouth constantly, blinking his eyes, etc. Hopefully, this means something. Has anyone had any experiences like this? I would appreciate any and all feedback. Right now, I'm trying to enjoy the peace and quiet but trying not to get too used to it. I'm very disappointed about the trip but I was out of my mind to think we'd get there anyway. Thanks.