Oh dear well it has been an absolutely horrid day for Evie, and I felt the need to "vent" about it here. It is not that Jim and I haven't ever dealt with these incidents with Evie before, however today was decidedly intense. Given all the various stresses she's had to endure lately, both good and bad, it was really not a surprise, a major overflow of her PTSD cup was inevitable. However we were not expecting something quite so intensely violent! Since we are still feeling rather ill with the flu, our lovely neighbours Larry and Sue have been assisting us. Earlier today Larry made a trip into town for supplies, and Evie accompanied him, as she knows what we need. Unfortunately the grocers was very busy, and Evie doesn't generally do well in busy shops. However Larry remarked that she seemed to be handling herself well, she was exceedingly calm, and so he was completely taken aback by what transpired. Whilst Larry and Evie were waiting in line to pay for the items, a man was apparently standing very close behind Evie, likely not meaning to offend her, however Evie does not like people standing so very close. Evie suddenly turned on the man, yelled some obsenities to him about keeping away from her, pushed and struck him! In Canada, that is considered assault, and Evie could be arrested and/or charged. Fortunately the man seemed willing to forgive the incident after Larry spoke with him, and Larry brought Evie home rather quickly. I was in the bath when he related the incident to my husband, and Jim, bless him, did not take the necessary time to ponder the incident, but instead reacted immediately by confronting Evie and scolding her. Evie then threw a huge fit, becoming verbally abusive, struck Jim, shouted how everyone hated her, everything was always her fault and she wished she could die, smashed her fist into a wall and bloodied her hand. She then passed out, and we could not wake her for several minutes. We were almost ready to take her to hospital when she finally came round. She is now crying inconsolably in her room. I am quite frustrated with Jim for having confronted her as he did, it was entirely the wrong thing to do and he knows this! I suppose however we are all under stress with being ill and other things that have transpired of late. Still I sorely wish I had been present to intervene. Perhaps things would have not gotten so very out of hand. In any event, I am not expecting any advice here, merely wanted to "vent", so thank you for letting me do so.