Sunday, March 17, 2013
So, I have gotten my son eating - slow and steady, most of the day. I am hoping he is not throwing it up. He is getting his endoscopy tomorrow - so, ironically, he has to fast today. He can only have clear fluids and has to take 4 laxative pills at noon - not good for someone weighing 106 lbs!
I am going to dissolve his vitamin and potassium pills so he can still take them.
I bought him tons of jello, vitamin water, chicken and beef broth. This is crazy!
Oh -- and the ex-girlfriend is still texting, calling, and messenging him on facebook! He isn't answering her - she still won't let up.
Friday, March 15, 2013
As the days go on, it is really hard for me to keep it together. I am literally watching my son shrivel away. It is so hard not to cry. I took him to breakfast at friendlys yesterday. A tear fell from my eye, he saw it and said "cut it out - i cant eat anymore". I wiped it and started eating so he went back to eating. I have no appetite but am eating so he eats. Yesterday he ate 1000 calories! I can see his shoulder blade lines through his tshirt and sweatshirt! We went home and booked an appointment with a lawyer to write up his will. We got all the necessary info ready. I hoped that would spark something in his brain to say "hey, maybe I need help."
Today was worse for me. I went to work and my husband stayed with him. He was the lucky one that got to take him to the lawyer's office. She felt sp bad for him she took 40% off the price!
I hybernated in my office today. My other son popped in and we had a long talk. He thinks my son will snap out of it, I had to tell him the harsh realty. I have had to call all my relatives over the past two weeks and tell them. If anyone asks how he is I start crying and say "not good." th poor staff at PT hot to be wondering what is wrong with me. I cried quietly on the eliptical and when I had to tell a new therapist why I have to answer my cell if it tings during my session. At some point, I am going to go talk to a therapist.
We do have a plan in place with the doctors. Monday my son is getting an endoscopy by the GI Dr. He also ordered a lot of bloodwork. The kidney dr is keeping an eye on his kidneys. They have to rule out that it isn't nothing else, but, I have now been with him four days and I know the signs. If all tests come back negative, I have an appointment for him with a dietitian/eating disorder specialist. I have another call out to someone else - hoping to get an appointment sooner. Tuesday or Wednesday he goes back to the family doctor who is going to be very blunt with my son. We have rears he'd treatment centers and Monday will get preapproval from insurance so we will be ready to send him.
Please pray that he asks for help and stops denying he has a problem. I pray everyday that he says he needs help. He is 106 lbs now and I really feel that his life is in total jeopardy. I have really appreciated all your support and prayers over the past 6 weeks. I am sorry if I can't answer you all the time.
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!
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