Friday, March 22, 2013
So...my son and I made it to California - it was a very long day. Left our house at 7 AM, got here 13 hours later!
My son was not a joy to travel with. He gets cranky at me for everything. The Dr called me while we were in Atlanta and said his potassium had dropped again. I have had him eating more and more, so he has to be throwing up.
Today he gets admitted to the hospital. They will stabilize his nutrients and get him gaining weight. Turns out my brother knows the main benefactor of the hospital (which is strictly for eating disorders), so my son will be getting extra attention. The Dr told me that the bathroom will be locked so he has to tell them when he is going in and has to talk the whole time he is in there to someone who will be outside the door the whole time. He will be working with a whole team of specialists. When he is cleared from there, he will go in their outpatient program from 9 AM to 7 PM and stay with my brother.
Today I will be meeting with Drs and answering lots of questions. I am so worried about him staying in.
I got 5 hours sleep last night and couldn't sleep on the plane. I am also so stuffed from eating! The good news is he is eating more typed of foods again! Yesterday he actually ate bread with butter and real eggs (was getting egg whites or egg beaters). I still can't believe how much Splenda he uses in coffee and iced tea and he goes through at least 2 packs of sugarless gum a day. He drinks coke zero. I don't think that much artificial sweetener can be good for anyone!
I am so nervous about how this is going to go. My brother told him they are going to do lots of fun stuff after he gets out of the hospital. I hope it helps get him through it. The ex girlfriend wouldn't give him his garage door opener back and won't take her stuff back. Now she is saying they aren't broke up because he is sick and doesn't mean it. My husband is going to get his garage door opener from her while I am here. My son said it stressing him out. I am going to tell the Dr about it today. I am just hoping he doesn't end up calling her to get him out!
Anyway, sorry for rambling. This is just so much to go through. Six weeks later and I am still shocked that he is like this - so malnourished and close to death. It happened so fast.
Please keep praying - thanks!!