Friday, February 10, 2012
What a week so far. Sunday night I got a call at 10 p.m. daughter-in-law taken to emergency - heart racing - couldn't get her breath etc. Took her for EKG - put her on a heart monitor and on oxygen etc. Hearing your 38 yr old son in tears - scared he is going to loose his wife - is there anything more heartbreaking? So I immediatley got dressed (was in my pjs) and off down to emergency. Luckily her heart calmed down - was able to breath again. It seems she may have arythmia - they are going to put her on a monitor to test.
Then last night - call again - now my grandson is in emergency - he is not quite 14 mths old. Very high fever - 106 - they put him on monitors and put him on a cold saline drip to get temp down. This has happened to him before last summer and he spent 4 days there - they couldn't determine the cause and now it is happening again.
So off to the hospital again - couldn't see my grandson but took my son back and forth from hospital/home to get stuff for them to stay with him. We have a great hospital in our area - one of the best in Canada for children - McMaster. They let the parents stay overnight with thier kids - supply them with some food, coffee and a place to eat. Chairs in the room convert to beds for the nighttime.
Hopefully they figure out what is happening so he and us don't have to go through this again. It is so hard to see a child lying there in discomfort with needles and monitors stuck all over him.
So, It hasn't been a great week for me. But, for once, I didn't use it as an excuse to let my health go - to stuff my face and blame what is happening. Something I've always done in the past. I need to get healthy and I need to lose the weight to be healthy. I have to still take care of myself even with everything that is out of my control is going on in my life.
We can be there for others but we have to remember to be there for ourselves as well.