about the medication they are going to try on difficult child. They are going to trial him on Clozapine which is an AP. It supposedly often works very well but because of the possible side effects it is used as a last resort. There are many possible side effects including a lowering of white blood cell count along with some other serious as well as some others (major weight gain). He will have to be part of a national registry of people using this medication and will need weekly blood draws for the first 6 months and then every other week for the next 6 months. After that they sometimes let them go to monthly blood draws. This all makes me scared even though I understand why they are trying this with him. Of course, it didn't help at all that I received a call from his respite providers telling me how good he was this weekend and what positive changes they are seeing. Wish they were seeing the positive changes at school as well. It makes me even more confused about this hospitalization. Please keep a good thought for difficult child-I'm a bit panicky right now (not super panicked just a little). Thanks.