A couple who adopted their seven-year-old son from a meth-addict are convinced his obsession with knives and blood means he may kill someone soon.
Kim and her ex-husband, Ryan, adopted Rylan when he was a baby- his mother was addicted to drugs and both his biological parents had bipolar disorder. But the pair are now both terrified his aggressive behavior means he will harm someone and appeared on the Dr Phil show to beg for help.
Rylan on camera talking about how he plans to stab someone with two knives
Kim claims that at 18-months-old, Rylan would hold his breath until he passed out.
When he turned three, he stabbed knives inside a watermelon and became more and more violent.
She says her son has an imaginary robot friend called Bleeder - and he says the character tells him to kill his entire family with knives.
Kim said: 'He talks about how he is going to lift them [knives] up over his head and plunge them into our chest.'
She added: 'When Rylan was six he locked himself in the bathroom, he found his older brother's razor and he cut off the tips of his fingers because he wanted to see them bleed.
'In Rylan's head, Bleeder was the one who told him to cut his fingers so he could see the blood and feel the pain.
Kim and her ex-husband, Ryan, are both terrified that Rylan will harm someone soon
Rylan's Dad, Ryan said: 'When he loses all control, our last resort is a therapeutic hold. We've had to hold him for upwards of 45 minutes to an hour'. Right; Two shave razors, a fork, and an ink pen Rylan hid in the toilet of his father's home
Rylan's father, Ryan said: 'We have not lived a normal day in probably the last three years.'
'When he loses all control, our last resort is a therapeutic hold.
'We've had to hold him for upwards of 45 minutes to an hour.'
His said along with his son's violent behavior, he is also always cursing at them.
The pair use a therapeutic hold as a last resort when Rylan's behavior is uncontrollable.
'We've had to hold him for upwards of 45 minutes to an hour,' said Ryan.
'I don't enjoy doing that to my son, it's a necessary evil.
'Rylan decided one day to flood my toilet.
'When I pulled the toilet away from the wall, I found two shave razors, a fork, and an ink pen - he was hiding sharp objects,' Ryan said.
'I do worry about Rylan killing someone.'
Culled from UK Daily Mail