some might remember last weeks thread about weaning difficult child off his medication due to a newly developed heart problem. we are still waiting to hear from someone about that and i will call around tomorrow and see if i can find out who is supposed to be helping with that. anyways.....things are not going so well with him. Friday he got sent home from school for being violent and for repetitively running away from his class/EA. Monday was a holiday here and yesterday i could not send him to school because he did not sleep the night before. i did have to take him to run errands with me, which took about an hour. it could have been much faster but he kept stopping and protesting every step because he wanted a treat. he started yelling about a treat and saying i promised to buy him a treat, which i did not. in fact i told him i wanted to run errands alone and he insisted on coming with me and promised to hold the stroller nice and be good. well, we all know that's not going to happen but we can hope right? i ended up telling him that i couldn't even buy him something if i wanted to because of the way he was acting out. so instead of quieting down he went all ballistic and knocked over an entire shelf of jewellery/little things and is still insisting that the sleeping brother in the stroller did it. today he was horrible at school and the teacher phoned because apparently difficult child told the class he had a real gun and he was going to get it at recess and kill them all. when i asked him about it he lied of course but i know that he must have said that because he told a couple days ago that if i didn't get his birth mother to come get him(uh, yeah she hasn't visited in 4 years so i doubt that's going to happen) that he was going to get a gun and shoot me then 'bam' his brains out. yes, i know this sounds scary and probably sounds worse to outsiders as i am somehow used to these types of threats and can only hope he doesn't mean it as he is 6 and we are in canada so it's not like guns are readily available to anyone around here. so, should i be calling someone about this? like the doctor or the police? i was going to tell the school to phone 911 on him next time he makes these threats so they can take him in for a psychiatric evaluation. i expected bad behaviour with taking him off his medications but he has changed his ways since last year when he went on the medications. last year he was angry and sad but he took it out by banging his head on the floor or punching himself in the face, not threatening to massacre his classmates and teachers. i don't know what i'm supposed to do about it, i know what is going on, and i know why but how do i deal with it when i can't medicate him at the moment but i also can't have him doing things like this.