is having manic episodes "Mommy, I just can't fall asleep this week" Talking like some kind of animal on speed. Woke up in the middle of the night last night to a soaking wet bed (I dunno why they wanted to wean him off the DDAVP, told em not to), 3 AM, and had to take a shower (don't ask me why they can't use a mattress cover, take off the sheets, replace, and get his shower when he gets up...but whatever). So, in the middle of his 3 AM shower he decides he's not getting out. He spent an HOUR in the shower What do I do with that? Needing constant redirection. Inability to sit still. On Saturday, he had SIX time outs for inappropriate behaviors like tapping his rear end...silly singing....being, well, silly. But the week prior, fine. No changes on the Luvox, still at 25 mg. We're going into week 3 with that. I'm having big issues with the current Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). I'm thinking about removing him. The school issues, he's being set up to fail. Not only are they not helping him, but they are accomodating him in ways the regular schools never will, which to me, is disasterous. The majority of his issues occur in the residence, where there is no therapist. His therapist is never there - she's in her office in another building, somewhere else, Monday to Friday, 9-5. So, when the major issues happen, he is in his residence with a bunch of staff who are, well, just staff. No training, no certifications, no anything. Me, you, the lady next door, working for $12 an hour.... I feel like my kid is at the babysitters. The psychiatrist is just not fulfilling my son's needs. 10 minutes in a chair asking him how he is, it's just not doing it. Geez, I just don't know where to go from here (YES, MWM, I TOOK OFF NEXT MONDAY TO GO TO THE DEPT OF EDUCATION! LOL) as far as psychiatric care for him. Not to mention, he still needs to see an ENT, a gastroenterologist an allergist. Oh, plus I need to get him a 1:1 aide, which means taking my tail to the Dept of Education, because nobody will give him one, and he has to have it. Plus, trying to find Autism help in an area that is dead...because I live in the boonies. And the kid can't get a medication to work on him to save his life. And I hate that Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). Gah.