Last night's visit went a lot better than I expected it too. There were a few tears but I was able to talk to her and they were very short lived. That's good. It was easier on me that way. She was very talkative. When I walked in she was laying on her mat on the floor watching a movie. She turned and looked at me and smiled big.
E: Hi Mom!
Me: Hi E! How are you doing? (Giving her a big hug)
E: OK. Mom...let's go see my room.
(The nurse steps in and says her roommate has family in their room so we could go in the conference room so we head that way)
Me: So tell me about your day.
E: We have to do school work! This boy...he has temper tantrums like all day. Like he's really naughty. Like I'm glad I'm not like him. The food is like really gross Mom. They don't cook the fish. YUCK. Like we had to listen quietly to this boy who like always has temper tantrums talk about it.
Me: Oh. Did you do anything fun.
E: Like we made some goop (I have no idea what she is talking about on this one???). I got to take a shower all by myself. They set the water for me and then I did everything else all by myself. Just like at home. Are you proud of me mom?
Me: Yes I am. I'm glad you are doing so well.
E: I talked to the doctor today too mom.
Me: Oh really...what did the doctor say?
E: Well we like just talked about like my tantrums.
..Ok so that's the jist of it. Did you figure out that she has started to say Like....Like...Like??? That's new. Guess we'll see how long that lasts.
We have a family therapy meeting on Thurs am. Then I will know more. For now that's about it. It was easier to walk away last night than the night before. Sad...but at least no tears. I think reality has set in.
I finally slept last night! I think I was asleep before my head even hit the pillow. 9:45pm - 5:45am! Wow! That's been a long time coming. I was so out of it when the alarm went off that I couldn't figure out what that noise was! Maybe I can get another full nights sleep tonight!
In other news...sw is doing a home visit tonight. Yep...the house looks like a tornado went thru it. Oh well...I hope she'll understand the last 3 days have been VERY hectic and housework has not been a priority!