Hi Josh, I am so there with you. My daughter was 13 when she was in a quad accident; she is now just turned 17. I never left my beautiful daughter's side while in the hospital, throughout PT, OT and mental health therapy. At 13, she was a cheerleader, had many friends, communicative and was ready in 2 days to sign up for varsity football and that never came. Unfortunately, my girl was never responsive to any MH therapy/counseling and I took all her emotional pain. I too am going through some serious depression. Not only has my daughters and our lives changed completely, but all our hopes and dreams have been scewed. I no longer wish to go on motorcycle rides with my husband for I fear we will be in an accident and who is going to make sure my girl adjusts and becomes successful in life, has the ability to adjust and live on her own, goes to college, etc. I am a prisoner of my daughter's well-being and dependent upon making sure she can be independent as an adult. There is a diffference in your child that I don't have. You state that you check the emotional well-being of your girl daily. Is she happy and adjusting? Are you keeping her social activities going? My experience is if she's happy, take that and run with it. Be happy with her and celebrate her successes. You'll have a whole new set of problems when she becomes a tween...some will be natural and others will be due to her disability. Have her try everything in life at least once and don't let anything hold her back if you, as the parent, can make it happen. I have been trying to gett my daughter counseling/ therapy since the accident and she was resistent to all until this week. We travel 2 hours to a behavioral sciences facility and I think the healing for our family might finally begin. I'm very optimistic. My daughter is talking, crying and willing to find solutions to getting on with her life. She has never accepted losing the ability to walk and she, as I, feel cheated on life. There is always a reason why things happen, they say, but I have never found that reason, as of yet. I have worked with families that have children with disabilities for the past 6.5 years. There was a reason was I was doing that work before my daughter become paralyzed. See, there is a reason for everything. Your daughter or you just might do/become someone that makes a difference in this world. I wish you both happiness, well-being and success in finding what your journey is in the schema of things. I'm still finding my way as a parent, also. *hugs* to your family and your beautiful daughter.