Friday, August 19, 2011

Feelin' Fab Friday Blog Hop

I was so excited to see this blog hop being hosted by Lynn at My Pixie Dust Diary because I am about to burst with the great thing that has happened at our house this week!

Today is the end of one of the best weeks in a long time. Of course, I am speaking in terms of a medical issue we have been dealing with with my daughter for almost three years.  I will spare you all the details, but let's just say on a trip to Walt Disney World back in 2008, my daughter was so scared of how loud the toilets were in one of the bathrooms, that she refused to go to the bathroom and physically stopped going.  What began as a behavioral issue soon turned into a physical one. 

After almost three years of struggling with this, and plenty of "advice" from just about every person we know, something has clicked with Hayley and this week, she has conquered the physical issue and behavioral issue all in one.  It couldn't have come at a better time because at her 5 year check up, just a week ago and a half ago, I broke down crying telling our pediatrician how frustrated I was and how Hayley's behavior was getting worse (she would have flair ups and the tantrums were out of control - the only way to describe them was to say it was like she was possessed).  There were days I really felt like my little girl wasn't in there anymore. 

Before all this started she was a happy go lucky kid.  At the age of two she could put a show on that would make you smile for days.  Once this nightmare began she slowly started losing that.  We have been one week of things "working" correctly and that little sparkle in her eye has returned after so many years of missing it.  I don't know what was different about how we treated this over the last week, but I am thankful something has worked.

"Feelin' Fab" cannot even begin to describe how I am feeling right now, but let's just say, after three years of stress, this is quite a weight lifted from my shoulders.  I can hardly put into words how great it is to have my sparkly-eyed little girl back!

Just a note, my daughter was diagnosed with encopresis, which occurs in only 1-2% of all children with less than 20% being girls.  If you have a child who has struggled with this, feel free to leave me a comment.  At this point, I feel like I am the only person who has gone through this and most people haven't believed me over the years that Hayley could not control what was happening.

1 comment:

  1. Bless Hayley's heart - and yours! So glad you had such a major breakthrough this week!