I heard my son softly whimper and cry out in his sleep this morning. The shaky breaths he drew and the way he cried out as though someone was hurting him and muffling his cries will haunt me until my last breath...I went to him and comforted him which woke him up and he covered his face and withdrew further in his blankets and responded as though to make me feel better. To Make Me Feel Better. Not himself. 😞 I said nothing, and sat with him and comforted him the best I could until he felt better. Getting a haircut threw him into a state of panic and terror and it took a few hours before he was able to stabilize and talk to me. He had another nightmare/flashback of his assault and said I pulled him out of it this morning..It's weighed heavily on my mind and I just don't know what more I can do to help him..I want nothing more than to take this pain away from him, to stop the memories and resulting suffering, and trauma..