Thanks, Sam. They had days off Mon and Tues off for P/T conferences, so this morning was the first back after a long time away. Tears. Resistance to getting on the bus. Did not eat breakfast. My fingers are crossed that some of her techniques will help her today. I conferenced w/her teacher and the guidance counselor Monday morning and we compared notes and solidified the game plan. She has lots of support from staff and from her classmates, thankfully. She saw the psychologist again Monday morning and that was somewhat helpful, although I was horrified when the woman told Ava she was "looking a little skinny." All we need is for Ava to develop a body-image problem mixed in with all this fear of death. She's been thinking about car accidents, tornadoes and getting old all weekend, she told me last night. Deep breath.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you ML! ((HUGS))
DS Ryan 06/22/03; DD Amber 04/05/04; DS Jacob 12/09/08; Emma 11/30/09