Thursday, March 07, 2013
Last night my son texted me and wanted to stop by my work today, then get subs at a place near our old house then take him to his Dr's appointment.
He said he didn't want us coming back with him at the Dr. We (my hubby, son and I) had extra time between the deli and the Dr so we took him to the grocery store. While in there, he said the kidney Dr told him to take potassium...you would THINK that he would have picked it up when he told him to! Anyway, we bought that and other groceries for him. He stood and read every label and I could tell he is just not thinking quick. It took forever to get down three aisles. He wouldn't buy anything with sugar!
We then went to the Dr - our family Dr. My son went back by himself. After a while, they both came out. The Dr started to try to tell my husband and I a few things, then had all three of us go back to his office (there was someone else in the waiting room). The Dr is setting up an appointment for my son to see a gastroenterologist. He said his body is not absorbing nutrients. He said he told my son the only time he has seen this is with young girls with eating disorders. He said since my son told him he is eating a lot and not purging that he must have something else going on. My son is going to see the same gastroenterologist that my husband sees.
Tuesday I am going to take him to the kidney Dr for a follow up, and my family Dr is going to talk to the kidney Dr ahead of time.
I asked my son if he liked what the family Dr was doing, and he said he did and that the family Dr was going to get to the bottom of it.
I did observe that it took my son a long time to eat his lunch. He ate 1/2 of a chicken wrap. He then waiting a little while, then slowly at the rest. Before this happened, he always ate half, then wrapped the other half for another meal. I packed my lunch today and brought it with me (trader joe's greek salad, cottage cheese and a pack of pink salmon). The salmon was a double portion size. I ate half and gave the other half to my son. He ate it after we came out of the Dr's office. I brought up how I noticed he was eating slow. He said he didn't want to feel sick.
He wanted to stop at GNC on the way home. He picked up muscle milks. He drank 1/2 of a big one on the way home.
Tonight he is going to an ice hockey game. He asked my husband to go with him, my husband told him he already had plans. I was stunned. He has plans but I felt like my son was reaching out to him and his plans were not a big deal. I felt like yelling at him, but I didn't. When my son was with the Dr, my husband said he regretted saying that. My son hardly has energy to walk, we have no idea how he is going to make it tonight. My son told his girlfriend she could go so it was too late to change. Later, my husband asked when the next game was - he said Sunday. So, they are going to that one.
I did manage to get into work early and get to PT this morning. I bought a stick at the running store this afternoon to rub on my IT band and quad. Already used it once, boy is it sore!
I am so happy that tomorrow is FRIDAY!
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
This week I am shuffling along. My last PT before my eval is tomorrow. They have added a lot more exercises for me to do and I have had my IT band and quad massaged every time I go. My knee still makes a gross crunching sound when I walk upstairs, in fact, now the other one has started! My fiftieth birthday is coming up - I guess my body knows it. I decided to get a shot in the knee that is hurting me. I hate shots but I really have to get back to running. I have a HM in mid May and I want to start training. Plus, with all the stress about my son, I need to run.
I finally saw my son today (he needed money)! I took him to a Japanese restaurant for lunch. He had sushi, I had chicken and broccoli.
He is going back to the family Dr tomorrow. He tested false positive for Lyme disease and his EVB was positive. He had mono a long time ago. Not sure if that is affecting it. The Dr also has all the tests from the hospital. My son promised to tell us what the dr reports. Of course, he wants to go by himself!
I didn't get on him about being rude the past week, but, did mention that he should call his dad and at least talk sports.
My husband's esophagus was constricted (he has acid reflux) and he had to get outpatient surgery today. Yes, my family is falling apart! This is the third time he has had it done! I worked out of the house after I picked him up. Got quite a lot of work done. It has been raining and very windy all day so Roxy didn't get her walks in. She doesn't like going out when it's like this. It is supposed to be very windy tonight - doubt I will get much sleep. I have to get up early and go in - my assistant's son got admitted to the hospital today because he has a bowel blockage from the stomach bug! I have to cover her!
I am still not eating a heck of a lot - I have no appetite. I am drinking lots of water. So, it is one thing after another...
I REALLY NEED TO RUN!!
Monday, March 04, 2013
I have dived into a plan to help my son. He really looks up to and has a great relationship with my brother. My brother (who lives in california) has called him and begun talks which will lead up to what is bothering him. I also talked to my sister n law. We went over everything and she called her son.
My nephew started calling my son tonight. My son didn't answer but i know he will call him back. My nephew is six months older than my son and they have always discussed "girl" issues.
So, that is my current plan. My son needs to talk out what is bothering him. I am trying to provide the ears to do that.
I also needed to take care of my poor husband. He is so upset and heartbroken. I texted his best friend and told him what was up and asked him to take my husband out for a drink. They need to chat.
Yeah, as one of my SparkBuddies put it - I am the Mama Bear...gotta look out for the family! Thank God for friends and family!
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Thank you for all your prayers. I had my day of sadness and despair - wasn't able to eat a thing all day either. I know a lot of you eat more when stressed - I am the opposite. I was thinking my son must be the same way.
Anyway, through your ideas and suggestions on an ED website, I "regrouped" this morning and decided to be in charge. My husband and I are going to hire an Intervention Specialist to help us help our son. We have located a really good treatment center when he is ready. We aren't going to bug him, but will text time to time.
And, I am going to get back to my own stuff. Today we are going to check out a new gym near our house. I am now allowed to use an eliptical. Running has always been my greatest stress reliever and I need to get back to it. I also just bought the DVD "Spirit of the Marathon" as suggested by a Sparkfriend a while back. I think this is the perfect time to watch it, since I am going through "one" right now!
Thanks again for your support!!
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