As most of you know, when a child starts to reveal their abuse they become quite clingy and fears surface. Mine are, for lack of a better term, a hot mess. I have not slept in 3 days, literally, up all night. I am pacing the floors and waiting to sooth the next crying child. They are scared to death that their parents are coming for them. They wake for every noise and door alarm that goes off.
Ruthie has dark circles under her eyes and is crying spontaneously. Michael is freaking out and mouthing off to my DH, that is unheard of around here. He actually screamed at my DH. He is in his room making him a card to apologize for saying he is no longer my DH's buddy. Poor thing. Ella wants to tell me more and more details and I am having to kindly put her off to the therapist b/c I can't take any more.
The Detective that called last year about all this is now hot on their parents' trail. She is determined to get to the bottom of this. I got a call from the aunt today that DFCS and the Sheriff's Dept have called them looking for the parents to see who is living with them. We had heard they have a baby and his teen mother in the house. I was surprised at how quickly they have moved on this, within a hour of talking to me. The Detective will call me in the AM with a day to interview the kids, they are going to clear out 2 of the locations so all can happen at the same time and not put us out with several drives up there. She remembers the family history and very experienced in this area. I like her attitude.