Well, for all the threats they said he was giving them, the whole thing was pretty typical difficult child. The followed my request and didn't tell him I was there while I was finishing all the paperwork and they were packing him (he came home with scrubs and three blankets, they blankets have tags on them like donated by the linus project, and the look homemade...). His nurse said they gave him a prn clonidine which is exactly what I was calling about when the doctor said he could go now. I am sure that helped. She said that she went to check on him and he was crying. Said he was worried about what he would do at home. I was able to get him to his riding after taking him for pancakes so that was wonderful. When we were eating he said that one of the kids had lots of imaginary friends and he didn't care if they laughed about it because he knew it was silly. He also said that some of the kids were there for "suicidal thoughts and feelings" and when they asked why he was there he just told them because he beat his mom up. OMGosh, we talked about why that happened and I reminded him he was on that other medication. he was not in the hospital because of that, he was in because he was on a medicine that made him not be able to control that. If kids just beat people up without a medical problem they wont go to the hospital, they will go to jail. I dont want him to think he can go there if he decides some day to just hit me, I dont think he would but I am covering my bases. (yikes, what an awful thing for a parent to have to say to their kid!) We talked about not discussing all of this at school because kids may not understand and may tease him and he will not be happy. We discussed that things about our medicine and bodies are private issues for talking to mom and doctors. if he wants to he can talk in private to ms c. and the nurse since that is his teacher and the nurse will help with medications etc. I am sure he will end up talking about it, he just can't hold it in. He did great on his horse ride too. We had to stop at the pharmacy and he did his usual walking up and down the strip mall, but waited great. He went nuts going outside and seeing his friends and I had to rein him in a couple of times. He went and got his halloween candy and shared it with all the kids. I love it when he is so sweet like that. He is now inside and even though the kids came out again, I told him we were done (I have to be next to him practically, it is just too much right now) and he said OK mom. He is downstairs watching his racing and keeps coming to tell me all kinds of news he missed. He just said he hears the kids outside, can he just sit on the porch? No, he would never stay so... Again he said ok. so, I told you about the weird thing where he couldn't be aroused yesterday when the doctor was there. He was just sitting on the couch and he said three times, mom, my stomach feels..... finally I said it is ok to tell me..he says it feels --and then he showed me with his hands. I said what does that mean, he said it is like when you get medicine to go to sleep. (he has had MRI's and gas at the dentist so???) I told him that some people do get weird stomach feelings with seizures so he needs to tell me, would he like me to write it on a list or would he like to write it down when he feels funny...he said he will tell me and I can write it. He will tell me as long as I dont say he has to go to bed...HAHA, I can do that. He always goes to bed ok anyway. He asked if we could work on my "no's". Hmmm, I said I will be willing to try. I asked if he knew why i probably had to say more no's than other moms, he said, OK I know...so I will try to stop my behaviors too. I said when that happens, lots more yesses will come your way! He has not been threatening or anything at all. just his usual inappropriate self, teehee. (not really too bad but if he was a typical teen people would be horrified I bet) on the other hand, I was listening to the kids and how they talk to eachother, so much of it is that he doesn't get the social rules for who and when to use such words and tone. Really it is not so strange that he says the things, just not ok he says them to ME or teachers or the principal! I am worried about his health. And he is 101lbs...was 96 mid september and 91 in august. I know that is why the medications are not working and he is so wild. He is so impulsive and I know if the concerta went up, or if we switch to straight ritalin then he would probably not struggle so much. Happy to have my baby home.... hope it goes nicely tomorrow. he has riding at 11 and an Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) worker will put in some hours after. he has Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) monday wed. friday so that will help us adjust. No more riding for a while...sigh. He really needs it. I am so relieved. thanks for all you guys did for me while he was out. I really needed the support and appreciate you all so much.