A female MS contributor (didi) whose 4-year-old son and nephew were seriously abused by a neighbor has told me the following about the nephew:
I know that I can't post on this topic.. Just wanted to chime in that ---- (name withheld by Allen) had this for a year after his abuse .... When he had a bad cold and had post nasal drip he would have horrific nightmares, Thank God that he did not remember them when he woke up. He still has that "cough" when he gets nervous. I wonder if he will be able to find this less triggering when he gets older?
didi has given me permission to quote this.