Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nail Bitting

I guess Max's stress level is up. When he was first moving in, his foster mom told us that he bites his nails and we could use that as a gage as to how he was settling in. His first two fingers on his right hand were short all the time then. He was biting them.

Then, for a while, it seemed like all his nails needed trimming. Then it was back to the first two fingers on the right hand.

Now? Now, all of his finger nails are down to the quick. It must be painful, but he doesn't mention it. No trimming necessary.

Is it just a bad habit he's gotten into? Is his stress really up that much? If so, what about? The fact that the finalization still hasn't happened?

I dunno. However, we did start him on anti-anxiety meds yesterday. We'll see if that makes a difference.

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