Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Little Steps...

Hope has been ours 4 months, 16 days, and a little over an hour. My biggest delight? She no longer sleeps on a mattress on the floor next to her Dad. She is sleeping in her own bed. I We have our bedroom back. Hope has been ssllooowly improving in microscopic baby steps.

Improvements I have seen.
  • She has not wet herself when angry or overwhelmed since Christmas.
  • She asks for a cuddle almost as often as she attacks me.
  • She is able (most of the time) to play with GB or another child for 25-30 minutes without losing it. I have taken to pulling her back with me after 20 minutes to regroup before she goes off again. This was the therapist's suggestion. It hasn't worked well, yet, because just interrupting what she is doing usually sets her off. The therapist says to keep trying...
  • Hope is starting managing things like our morning routine without melting down EVERY day saying she can't do it.

1 comment:

Corey said...

I wonder if you could use a cheap kitchen timer set for 20 minutes, so that the TIMER is what is interrupting her, instead of YOU. It might be worth a try.