That would still amount to progress. I am counting that as a blessing. I am being totally open and honest on this blog, so I must say that Crystal has taken some steps backward. We are still not back at the point we started just a short time ago. We went forward very fast (which scared me anyway because I know that it isn't normal with RAD kids to stay there) and now we went back a few steps. We are back in pullups at age 11 again. I guess this is the first time at age 11 since I think her birthday is what sent her backward.
I really think that we are going to go forward again soon. I believe that she really wants to get better and that is a good sign. I wish that things going well and her being happy didn't make her so uncomfortable. I think she is going to get past that soon too.
I have officially told Andrew and Crystal that children wearing pullups at such a ridiculous age will be forfeiting all special things that children here receive and that money will be going into their "pullup fund". The reason for that isn't that buying the pullups is some real financial strain, but that I think they need to see it affect them. At the zoo tomorrow, they will not be getting something from the gift shop because I am buying pullups for them at ages 9 & 11. They neither one looked very happy at those prospects, so I am hoping that it causes some change in them. They will also have to use birthday money for pullups as well from now on. I really want them to see that this is only affecting them, but that the affect it is having really doesn't work out too well.
I am praying that God touches both of them soon and ends the bodily functions permanently. One way or the other I am very glad to be their mommy. I am thankful for the progress that we have seen and can't wait to see what is ahead!