hospital stay for difficult child hadn't been such a joke I think we would be considering putting him back there today. He ended up at ISS this afternoon for hitting another student in line who had the nerve to be singing-yes that was difficult child's reasoning for hitting him-makes perfect sense-well difficult child sense I guess! We decided to try and carpool today (even though husband was staying home sick-he drove-long reason why). Big mistake! By the time husband picked me up, difficult child had already been driving easy child crazy. According to husband, easy child hadn't done anything. Then easy child got mad and kicked him because he flipped her the finger. Of course, that is unacceptable and only gets difficult child going more. Then he starts getting mad at me because I wouldn't give him some candy unless he would ride home peacefully. He kicks my chair, pulls my hair. We finally get him redirected and are about three miles from the house when he starts bothering easy child again. This time he is getting unbuckled to go and punch her. I told husband to pull over and and difficult child got mad and violent with me. Finally I decided to drive and husband could watch/handle difficult child. difficult child even got mad at him. We were very close to calling the police. The only thing is if he ended up back in the hospital he would have the same psychiatrist he had this past time which was a disaster. By the time we made it home I had a major migraine. Mostly tonight he has been calm except at one point and then he threw a plastic plate at me. I left poor sick husband with difficult child and I went to the health club to get away from it all. I just feel like curling up and going to sleep. I'm tired of all the drama. I'm tired of the walking on eggshells. It's all so frustrating because we really bumped up his Loxapine a lot last week and it apparently hasn't helped much at all. I can't wait for the new program to start that will get us some respite and wraparound services.