to ask if we could reschedule easy child/difficult child's and difficult child's appts. for tonight. Apparently things have imploded in the office (must be October) and he won't be able to be seen til well after 7:00. Usually I would say yes we'll reschedule-it would only be one more week but after the email and phone call I received today I said we would really like to keep it. Hopefully that won't make me seem like too much of an uncooperative mom but I really feel like difficult child needs to be seen tonight (we said we would reschedule easy child/difficult child's). Here's what happened: I received an email from his teacher at the alternative school saying difficult child was having a really rough afternoon. He was bothering others, told the teacher to s*ck a ****. He then was spending the rest of the afternoon with that teacher one on one and continued to throw things around. That was the email. After school I received a phone call because all of that wasn't bad enough. difficult child was apparently sitting in a desk chair where another teacher's sweater was hanging. The teacher came in and asked for it and they started getting into it when difficult child refused-long story short he ended up stomping on her feet. At some point the teacher tried to grab something from difficult child (maybe sweater or keys-my memory is not the best right now). That really upset difficult child and he tried to hit her with his keys. difficult child's teacher said to give her the keys which he did. When she thought he had calmed down she returned them to him. Then he was swinging the keys again-they are on a lanyard and almost hit the other teacher again. At that point his teacher grabbed the keys because she was worried he would hit the other teacher with them. difficult child demanded his keys back. She told him not right now because he wasn't being safe. He ended up kicking her and trying to bite her. They were able to do a two person restraint and she said he calmed down very quickly. He then drank a glass of water and asked her to play ping pong (he so doesn't get it). Not sure of his consequence yet; it could be one of three things. One-a write up that it was a suspendable offense but they aren't. Two-A suspension for a period of time. Three-A request for expulsion (I rather doubt that because of all the hoops that have to be jumped through by the district for that to happen). We've tried to talk to difficult child about this-of course-he really doesn't seem able to process it. Soooo.... do you think I did the right thing in keeping the psychiatrist appointment? The positive behavioral support person even asked if we thought difficult child needed another hospitalization to get stabilized. I'm in one of my numb/detached/ I don't know what stage. I'm frustrated beyond belief but almost feel like it is becoming "normal" to deal with all of this! by the way, I also had a huge end of the day situation to handle with a difficult child at school-oh the joy never ends!