Her psychologist at Meridell also related that she was doing much better compared to the previous evening. Caroline said that after her meltdown the night before, she received a very encouraging letter from our pastor, which was very comforting. She said she is carrying her Bible around to remind her of God's love for her when she is stressed out. That is good to hear.
One of the things that she is having the most trouble with is her sleep. She is not sleeping well at all, which we wonder if it is because of the stress of it all, or if they have changed her sleep meds, which we would not be happy with if they did not consult us. Sleep has been a major issue for years and she has been sleeping well on her present med mix for months.
She says that she keeps losing points on this rewards system because she is so tired in the am that she just wants to sleep, and so misses some of school and gets points deducted. That does not sound fair to us, especially when her new med makes her doubly sleepy, and they give it to her am and pm.
Also they are giving her the pm meds right after dinner, which means she will be wanting to sleep within half an hour, thus missing the evening activities. We've got to talk about that too.
She sent the sweetest letter to us today, including individual greetings to each sister, even telling her older sister how much she loves her. The letter started, " To My Beloved Family, I want you to know that you guys are always in my thoughts. I miss you, love you, and I hope to see you guys soon..." Pretty sweet. She can be so sweet and affectionate, but that all but disappeared this year. I hope that does come back while she is there.
Unfortunately, our dogs ate her new gerbils yesterday. Murderers. We won't be telling her about this, you can bet. Before she comes back, we'll just slip in some new ones and hopefully she'll never know. Our dogs are in BIG trouble.