So, last night was the first full night home for D. He had a good day at school and came home happy to play with his brothers. There was some tension with A, but I did see that D was able to compromise and work things out which is a major milestone!! But, as dinner time came along, things went downhill. D started screaming for a snack (typical problem) while I'm literally putting the dinner on the plates, then changes to screaming about not wanting any chicken, only Mac n' cheese, then changed to screaming about eating at the table. The fists started flying! I refused to let myself get worked up and tried to calmly talk to him while I was serving dinner (and getting punched). He was punching, screaming, head-butting, you name it....all over some dang chicken, or so it seemed. After about 15 minutes of the tantrum, he did calm down and come to the table...ate about 3 bites of the Mac n' cheese, stood up and said, "that's it, I've had enough of this"...stormed to his room for a blanket and laid on the couch with a movie on. At this point I decided to ignore him and just let him chill, he was passed out within 10 minutes. Slept for an hour, I dragged him up for a shower, he perked up a little, but then was back to sleep by 7:30. Question?? For those of you who have experience with Clonodine...are loss of appetite and intense sleepiness normal side effects? He was sleepy in the hospital when they first gave it to him, which I expected, but it's been over a week now, shouldn't his body be used to it yet?? And, he lost his appetite while at the hospital, I kept mentioning it to the nurses and docs and they say it's not a known side effect....but the coincidence is pretty strong in my opinion. I hope this weekend goes better. I'm a little bit nervous, but I do have a couple of fun projects for them to do. Plus I'm using the new picture schedules the hospital made for us, hoping the weekend one works. Hopefully D-ex won't decide he needs to visit...I might want to punch him out!!! Or didn't someone mention something before about a ball point pen?? LOL!