If you are familiar with this movie it tells the story of world war I soldiers and how these poor guys were effected by being in the trenches and effects of war. Remember the term shell shock? Well these guys would have to deal with a heavy onslaught for incredible amounts of time and many succumbed to its effects.
I feel this way at times. One just does not know how much more you can take. The constant barrage of screaming and grunting wears on a persons nerves, just like these poor guys. I know that their experience was far worse than ours. But when I watch this movie I get a small notion as to what they felt. No escape and no knowledge of when it may end.
As I said before we have had a respite for the last 48 hours and I am still hearing it in the back of mind. My emotions still waiting for it to hit again. How awful it was for those poor fellows. I find myself being more tense now that it has stopped. Prayerfully I hope that Lizzy will continue to be very content and comfortable. God willing, all will remain quiet for a long time.
Lizzy went for a hair cut on Saturday and it went really well. All was quiet. Her hairdresser Andy is very compassionate and considerate of Lizzy’s needs. We only had one moment when Lizzy wanted to get down. Todd and I reminded her that it was time to sit and she cooperated once again.
While sitting in the chair Lizzy looked at herself in the mirror and said, “salon.”
She is plugging in information in the proper context. I love this stuff. Very encouraging to me.
As we left the salon I asked Lizzy if she wanted some fries. She replied, “McDonalds.” I did not know she remembered the word or the place. We do not go there at all anymore but I wanted to encourage the communication. So off we went. Hopefully we will not pay the price later with her behavior. Our first homeopath would say that when you are on the right homeopathic remedies diet does not affect one as much. I believe that she is correct. Time will tell. So far all is still quiet on the winter front.
After we picked up lunch I was observing Lizzy while we drove back home. She was looking out the window and observing all that we passed. She was turning around to look at certain things that caught her eye and I could see her expressions changing as she observed. Very good sign! In the past she would stare out the window with a blank look on her face. Not this time. Way to go Lizzy!
The evening progressed and we all enjoyed a nice dinner together. All regular nightly activities took place with ease. Her behavior was the same on Sunday. Thank you God!
As of 1125pm Sunday she is out for the night. Sweet dreams Lizzy Girl. I hope and pray that all remains quiet on the winter front.
Sleep deprivation is my only obstacle today. I am awake and nervous tonight. The poor guys in the trenches mentioned above must have been up against the same. Todd has volunteered to get up with Howard tonight and I am here typing away at 1130pm. Oh man! Even when one is given a respite from daily challenges our own emotions undermine the gift. Dear God give me strength.
I need to go see Dori Vallis and our osteopath for myself real soon. Boy do I need it! When doing homeopathic recovery for your children I strongly advise parents to be on homeopathic remedies also. In enables the parents to understand how it feels and works. Plus one can get support for their own issues. May the quiet continue.
Sweet dreams and Good Night All!