Yeah for difficult child! School teacher called to say that for the last two days he has done wonderful in psychiatric hospital school! She said that he needs 1:1 at all times (yup) and that it took till yesterday (well he had a lot on his plate so...) for him to be able to stay in the room with other kids and to really do any work. He had to leave to do work every day in the past week. He just could not stop the disrespectful talk, constant blurting out. But yesterday and today he has been in the room with the 1:1 still and she said 90% of the work that our home district sent was done over these past two days. I am super proud of him for having some success. Well, for one thing, hopefully more and more of the offending medication is out of his system. but, OK, a scary thing.... Along with the fact that he has been there a little over a week and maybe is finally comfortable and into their routine, the other factor is that the day he started to do well was the first full day on the higher dose of lithium. Now the doctor actually said that even for people who have bi-polar, by the end of a week they can usually be able to do much more, so the effects happening after one week... that is normal. for him it was a day over a week on the lithium at any dose and like I said the first/second day on the higher dose. BUT after what happened and all the discussion here on the board about when medications work early on/how they can be a disaster later..... I am trying not to be worried or pessamistic. I dont want to think that some positive signs mean that in the end it will be terrible. Well, it is not like everything is great. He has had moments even today the had to ask him to go to his room. but they said even on the floor he has done much better overall. self talk: Well Dee, remember, Ritalin and Clonidine both worked right away and he is still on them. I feel like I can't exhale. I kept saying I was so excited to get him home and I think the reality of it possibly being in two days is kind of making me nervous. It changed for me the day he got so upset about halloween. I just saw him differently. Our visit last night was so nice so I have to remember that. Wow, my brain is all over the place. I have school conferences in a couple of hours. Should be interesting.