Bravotv.com: How much progress has Nick made since we saw him last season?
Jacqueline Laurita: Nick can now request pretty much all his needs verbally in 3-4 word sentences. He reads and spells pretty well. He can repeat and label most things. He can answer a few specific questions he was trained to answer, like what his name is, how old he is, and where he lives. He can eat with utensils again. His eye contact has improved a great deal. He’s more engaged. He is not conversational yet, but I believe it’s coming. He can dress and undress himself. He brushes his teeth. He is starting to recognize and say other family members' names. You should hear him say Aunt Caroline.
Bravotv.com: Have you been in touch with Teresa since your text message exchange?
JL: I saw her at Joe’s father’s wake and we hugged each other. Other than that, we have only had a few exchanges and her responses to my texts were always pleasant but cold, short, and non-engaging. I’m totally OK with that now. I worry about her and her family, but I only want true, caring, supportive friends and real, sincere people in my circle. I still wish her and her family peace and happiness, but I’ve realized that she doesn’t have the qualities of a friend that I want in my life right now. I’ve let go.
Bravotv.com: Have you moved into a new home yet?
JL: Nope! We've had a lot of lookers but no takers. For now, we're going to keep it up for sale. Who knows, we might just have to stay here? LOL! Whatever is meant to be, will be.