9 May 2019

“Cheri left us last night and today is our first day alone with Toby. In the car today, Merrick had a meltdown. I asked him if he needed to count as this will break him from being focused on what is causing the melt down and help him stay calm. He counted to three (usually counts to 20), stopped, and asked “Can I pet Toby?” I was amazed. I directed Toby to Merricks car seat and he went and kissed Merrick while Merrick petted him. It was such a breakthrough.”