Thanks everyone. Escapin yes, I have considered a child psych and will be discussing this with the GP soon. She's a chronic bed wetter too, so - although appearing to be well adjusted and sociable on the outside - who knows what's going on in her brain, subconsciously. I just don't know, but my instincts are in over drive at the moment...I'm even having odd dreams about the situation.
mumofsky - that's such a good idea about the babysitter after school. Ideally - what I'd absolutely love - is the luxury of working part time so I can pick her up from school and allow her the freedom of having a new friend over for a play date. Oh if only
I'm ure that would be a huge help.
The number one focus and new years resolution is to devote as much of my time as possible helping DD adjust to this new change. Going to be taking time off work every where possible, in order to make this happen.