Sorry I haven't been around much. I've been reading but feeling too down and too exhausted to respond. This whole hospital stay has us thrown for a loop. I posted that we were going to bring difficult child home Wednesday afternoon for school and then he would spend the night and probably end up staying since the psychiatrist at the psychiatric hospital seemed to thing he was ready (that and the insurance company). We didn't feel he was ready based on some of the visits we had with difficult child and the fact that they really did little changing in the medications. They added a .05 Clonidine at his 4:00 time and that was basically it (they did move around the timing of some of his other medications but not the amounts). We bring him home and Wed. evening while not horrible wasn't stellar and he did get physical at one point when asked to take his evening medications. husband called the next day and the psychiatrist said try another 24 hours because she felt it was just because difficult child didn't want to leave the hospital. Thursday night he was verbally aggressive and almost got physical at one point. Friday at school he started posturing with the boy he had punched before (although this time unprovoked) and then was kicking the boy's sleeping bag (must have been a read in day) with the boy in it but not the boy himself. To husband's credit he kept trying to get in touch with the doctor on Friday to say he didn't feel difficult child was ready to be home. He never did get to talk to her but finally asked to speak to someone who could tell him what we should do. They said they were expecting us to bring him back in. Would have been nice to tell us that. We took him back in late Friday afternoon. By this time, of course, he didn't want to go back which made it harder on us. Once he was there he was fine. Finally tonight, the doctor on call (who was difficult child's psychiatrist the last two times he was in the psychiatric hospital) called and had some ideas of some things to try. So tomorrow (two weeks and a day after he was first admitted) they are going to try a new medication. It is one that is used for high blood pressure and something else with the heart. They will need to do an EKG (I think that's the test). They will be stopping the Clonidine. The name of the medication is Verapamil (I think that is how it is spelled). It is supposed to help with his moods-although not a mood stabilizer. Anyways this whole thing has been very frustrating. husband and I are both feeling like they didn't do much for a whole long time. We know they don't see his anger there, they didn't the other two times either but really worked hard to get a medication combo that worked. I know it's not all about the medications and I'm actually very nervous about trying this. Sorry this is long and that I haven't been responding to many posts lately. Thanks for listening.