difficult child seems to definitely be spiraling. Traditionally Octobers have been hard for him but last October wasn't too bad. This week has not been a good one for him. Earlier in the week I wrote that he hit me in the face and threw a custard dish at easy child. Thursday morning he gave husband a horrible time in the morning all over an orgami box husband made for difficult child that difficult child didn't think was big enough. He was screaming, swearing at husband, not to mention making husband late for work. Finally husband told difficult child he would just have to stay home by himself. difficult child came running out crying that he wanted to go to school so he got in the car and went. After school yesterday he came to my room and didn't like the fact that I told him he didn't have time to play on the computer. When he restarted it, I shut it down. He shoved me and was told he would be on STW, he shoved again (added in another night). He went after a scissors that I was able to get away from him (not sure what he was planning on doing with that). Last night husband and I got home around 9:00 because of easy child's junior parent night (easy child was home with difficult child). He should have been sound asleep with from his medications but he was up and not tired. Threw a HUGE tantrum because husband couldn't read to him because of the STW. He ended up getting mad at me at one point, tried to pour soda on me, tried to throw a load of laundry on me, coughed on me on purpose and took a knife and was stabbing husband's box of microwave popcorn. Today I received a huge e-mail from his Special Education case manager and it was full of things that have been going on lately (including leaving classrooms, shoving teachers, swearing). Then I received a call from her around noon, he had shoved two teachers. They processed with him and he received a lunch detention. I received another call to say his afternoon was rough but not as bad as the morning. She said he appears very manic lately! I did talk to psychiatrist's nurse and we are going to increase his Loxapine back to where it was. Problem with that is he gets so tired and slurs some of his words. ARGH This became much longer than I wanted. Thank you if you made it this far. Please cross your fingers that the medication increase helps because he can't keep spiraling like this.