We went up to see difficult child last night. He was so excited to see his 1 year old nephew that it made all of us cry. He was going to come home today but they have decided to keep him a few days longer to observe him on the Risperdal. They have increased the Risperdal from .5mg to 1.5mg. He has not shown any real aggression since Monday but the defiance continues. We are concerned about what's going to happen when he comes home-I guess I need to speak to the therapist about this. I am starting to see how strong my denial is about his illness- it seems that I am still doubting that it's not just bad parenting. Amazing. I guess if I accept it, I'll have to accept that this is not going to be solved anytime soon. Talk to you guys later.