about difficult child 2. I'm eager to find out what she found. He has had some significant improvement since going back to Risperdal which I am ALL smiley over He is finally back to being the focused, connected, conscious kid I remember from two years ago before he started falling apart. Impulse control is SO much better. He is emotionally present. And he is starting to take care of things that he was completely clueless and negligient over before (his pets, his room and belongings, his homework). Simply amazing what a difference a few little pills have made in this kid. psychiatrist said he can't say for sure if what we saw was completely due to the Sydenham's onset. He said only time will tell for sure if it was purely mood disorder or purely Sydenham's, or a combo of both. I'm inclined to believe the combo theory. He still is shakey, but handwriting is improving. He may never get back to "normal" in that respect -- so thank goodness for the IEP that's being finalized. Anyway, I'll post an update when I get back from the appointment in a few hours!