Thursday, July 30, 2009

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The girls have really been affected by the dog attack on June 29th. In regards to their Selective Mutism. They have slid backwards as to where they will speak etc. It has been real hard to watch because each step forward was so hard to achieve. Their doctor said it good. She said that they went through a trauma. It was horrible for all of us but hearing it labeled as a trauma is hard too. It made more sense when she reminded us of the events following the attack. At first the Hippie said she did not remember anything happening. But now she talks about how she was scared of "losing Sissy" and how she remembers this or that. The Genius usually seems fine but things do surface occasionally.
On a much happier note, the Genius is allowed to swim again (at least until her laser surgeries begin) AND just in time for our first vacation in 2 years!!!! We are beyond excited! I could spend all my time searching online for what we are going to do. First we are off to visit my hubby's family, then we are taking the girls to my parents for 3 days so we can go away for an early anniversary!!

1 comment:

Trinka said...

I'm thankful that you've got the doctor to help them work through this. It's nice to have the advice & counsel of someone who's had some training in this kind of thing.

Glad to hear about the swimming! That will make Holland TONS more fun. Remember that I've got a mighty nice pool too, if occasion presents.

See you soon!