Hi everyone! I just had to share because I am so happy to say that difficult child is home from the psychiatric hospital today!!! We've missed him so much! He spent a little over a week there to try to get some diagnosis, and get a handle on his suicidal thoughts, anger, and hallucinations. They put him on Risperdal. He's only been home for about 4.5 hours, but what I am seeing so far is pretty positive. He hasn't gone on for hours about random topics, no screaming, no hitting, etc. He's been a little on the quiet side, but has enjoyed sitting and speaking with me in a logical manner, playing with this toys, hugging his little sister, and telling me how much he loves me! I know that this does not mark an end to our struggles, not by a long-shot, but I do at least feel that we are going in the right direction. Over the next few weeks, we have appointments with the psychiatric hospital's outpatient clinic for medication checks, weekly therapy with the psychologist, and intake with our county's MH/MR office. The docs suggested wrap-around services for him, so we will soon be getting an aide for him at school. Not sure what else that have in mind. We are waiting to hear about Medical Assistance, as all of these services require it for some reason. Hopefully he gets it!