According to the dictionary 'Insanity' means madness, instability, and craziness; and so far, all these things relate to my life. Never thought I would meet insanity this way. At the beginning, I struggled to understand this calamity, and I questioned, "Why me?" "Why my daughter"?, but after several months, I have changed the way I see everything, and now I see positive outcomes as a result of this insanity.
Throughout this journey, we have built a STRONG FAMILY BOND. We work as a team and we focus on each other's strengths. There is a lot of commitment from each family member towards Catherine recovery. Even if we are busy trying to fulfill Catherine's needs, we play and enjoy together every time we can.
Additionally, we have adopted new HEALTHY EATING HABITS. We eat more soups, fruits and vegetables. We are now more knowledgeable about how our body works and the way we can improve health from the inside out through nutrition.
Personally, I'm more GRATEFUL than ever before. I appreciate simple things that I previously took for granted. I thank God every day for having a beautiful family, for giving me health and the opportunity to care of my daughter full time, for her temporary condition that isn't life threatening, for giving me this test to my soul and learn the true meaning of patience, sacrifice, and faith.
Finally, how can I complain if my daughter is always trying her best to be happy. Despite being constantly surrounded by the 'itchy monster' she is always in a good mood. Maybe all the suffering has developed endurance and strength in her character.
To conclude, there are no words to describe this insanity. My advice to all parents going through this is to hang in there, because someday this madness will come to an end.
Catherine is a brave little girl going through Topical Steroid Withdrawal. The goal of this blog is to raise awareness about Topical Steroid Addiction and Withdrawal.