Saturday, Sunday and Monday have been normal difficult child days-not great necessarily but all things are relative. Last Wednesday, Thursday were not good and Friday night was horrible! difficult child ended up with 3 1/2 days in a row of "Stop the World" (for those unfamiliar for my difficult child any physical violence to husband or me ends up in "Stop the World"-basically he has no privileges, no snacks, no electronics, etc...) Friday night was the worst he has been in a long time (this is about the time of the year he starts to escalate). He was upset because husband and I were going to take a short rest and he was on STW. He tried to rip the book I was reading from me, punched me in the arm, when he couldn't get it he took the blanket I was using and covered my head with it-it felt like he was trying to suffocate me. Fortunately husband was right there and was able to stop him almost immediately. He then went into a rage knocking everything off the top of our dresser. He broke a candle holder, a candle, and a snow flake decoration of mine. He also put another hole in our bedroom door-a big one this time. It's hollow so at least it doesn't go all the way through. Later he apologized (one false, one sincere), he has not been violent since. This was definitely his worst violence in almost a year. I'm glad the in home people are coming tomorrow. They are suppose to start pulling back in March. He will still have a therapist outside of the home. When they pull out respite is going to be much harder to come by which we desparately need. He was doing so much better for so long-only about 1 or 2 STWs a month and for relatively minor things (pushing, elbowing). He just gets so explosive at times it is unreal. At the same time where I might usually think hospitalization might be a good thing, this isn't one of those times. Just not sure what is the right thing right now.