Maybe I shouldn't post this yet. I will probably jinx her but.....we are on the 2nd day of great behavior from Patches. I am hopeful that she will be able to maintain with her newly doubled dose of Risperdal. She did so well on it for over a year. To be completely honest, I consider good behavior any time she doesn't try to hit anyone hard, scream in their face at the top of her lungs for more than a minute, destroy any part of the structure of the house, rip her clothes off her body in tiny shreds, pull out her own hair and rub it into large clumps, and will do her chore at the speed of her choice but without doing any of the above. I will accept stomping, multiple small fits, short bursts of screaming about how unfair we are to her, pounding on many surfaces except her siblings but including her self, throwing small objects to the floor, claiming she has no homework, and threats to harm herself but no actual harming other than the pitiful poundings she does to see if I will call the police. I consider a great day when she warns us she is about to do those things so we can leave the room.
My son only had one incident today. I heard him say "It's not freaking in there." I was a foot from him. I am not deaf. I calmly suggested he look more closely and try to find better words. I wasn't mad. He rarely uses foul language unless he is in a rage. He looked right at me and said, "I didn't say that." I never said what he said and pointed that out. He ran off in a hissy fit. Oh well. It's a good thing he is cute b/c it has saved his booty more than once.