Poop hit the fan majorly yesterday.
For no reason.
Well, no reason that anyone could ascertain.
Aspie teen was burbling along as happy as a pig in poop, then he started getting silly, giggly and hyperactive (a usual warning sign of an impending crash, not necessarily a food reaction) then, just as fast as blinking, he started grunting and demanding my hand to drag me goodness knows where.
I'm sorry, I was in the middle of cooking lunch for my Dad and could not blithely follow off to wherever he wanted to drag me.
I did ask.
A bajillion times, in a quiet, calm voice.
He grunted just as many times back.
I kept asking him to use his words, to no avail.
Then he started grabbing at me in a rough manner, hurting me, just as I was serving up hot food so his father stepped in to stop him.
That's when crap hit the fan.
That is our usual pattern around here; grunting, lack of words, something (who knows what!) sets off the anxiety to skyrocketing heights and we become punching bags.
There are holes in the walls again, his father is covered in bruises but the ambos took him straight to the Children's and he was seen, dealt with effectively and given medication.
He's back on an anti-psychotic.
Not because he's psychotic or having psychotic episodes but to boost his usual anti-anxiety medication to smooth out the emotional rollercoaster he's on.
He's been on the anti-psychotic before, years ago, when he first got funding for his integration aide in the school; it does help but after a few years it was having no effect.
By the way - the ONLY reason he got funding for his aide was due to his violent (anxiety-driven) behaviour NOT due to his autism.
That seems to be the pattern - something works for a while then it stops.
I have no idea if it's that his anxiety climbs up and over the wall of that particular med or he becomes immune to it but we've been on a minor (compared to others) roundabout of meds which his paediatrician has tried to avoid.
But he's almost 14 and he's a strong boy; he is a dear, darling person who is riddled with MASSIVE anxiety which is currently the controlling factor in his life.
He needs help to take control back and let his beautiful self shine through again.