Toward the end of the first week of this therapy, I remember thinking that I wish she could just do this all summer. Now I am so glad it’s almost over! She is exhausted and so am I. I think because she is physically exhausted, she is having huge emotional breakdowns on a regular basis. We received the new insert in the mail that goes in her right shoe, after we’ve been trying to figure out what to do about it for months. She tried it out for about a minute this morning, then ripped it out of her shoe and threw it and announced that she wasn’t going to wear it either. I dropped her off at therapy and went to see a couple of patients to give us both a break. When I got back, she was happily wearing the insert in her shoe. She had been doing lots of good work, including carrying pitchers and cups of water back and forth across the room. This is one of my goals so that she can carry her own food at home and at school. When it was almost time to leave, she started really trying to control the situation, which I knew was leading up to bad news for me. As soon as we walked outside, she threw down her backpack and demanded that I carry her to the car. I pointed to a car half way in between and told her that if she walked to it, I would carry her the rest of the way. Thirty minutes later, she was still sitting in the middle of the parking lot with me watching for cars until she decided to get up and walk. Then for another 30 minutes home, she screamed to the top of her lungs, releasing a lot of anger and frustration. TAKE ME BACK TO CHINA RIGHT NOW! was repeated over and over. But we both survived the episode, and now she is fine. After this week is over, we are going to have to increase the work on her emotional needs for a while. And I’m going to have to go get a massage!