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Update...

Monday, March 18, 2013

My son doesn't have any esophogas or colon damage. The dr took biopsies and is hoping to get blood work result today. He told him to gain weight.

My son is upset they didn't find anything. He still swears it is something else. Next is the dietician appointment Wednesday morning and family dr Wednesday afternoon. In the meantime, my husband is going to drive down and check out an ED treatment center in lower Maryland. John Hopkins has a lot of really bad reviews so we are skipping that one. I also have a call into a recommended therapy.

  
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KAREN_NY 3/18/2013 4:24PM

    No doubt a physical symptom may have been something to hang his hat on, but how very good that there isn't that kind of damage now. I agree with Live2Run4Life -- fantastic mama (and papa) bear!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 3/18/2013 12:57PM

    I'm glad there aren't any signs of esophagus or colon damage. Hopefully the appointments on Wednesday will give you clear direction on what to do next.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/18/2013 12:36PM

    He's lucky to have such caring parents.
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Here We Go...

Monday, March 18, 2013

On our way to my son's endoscopy...today is the day we get to the bottom of this. Prayers are appreciated :)

  
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/18/2013 10:45AM

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COOP9002 3/18/2013 10:40AM

    Praying. Keep us posted.

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CHERRY666 3/18/2013 8:57AM

    I'll be thinking of you guys. Good luck!

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CHEMCHIC2006 3/18/2013 8:43AM

    Good luck!!!!! emoticon

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MZLADY77 3/18/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon With God all things are possible!

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EDENZMOM 3/18/2013 8:15AM

    thinking of you guys, sending positive vibes and positive thoughts

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MJRVIC2000 3/18/2013 8:12AM

    We offer prayers for your son today! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Fasting??

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.

  
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FRANCESCANAZ 3/18/2013 11:13AM

    He is blessed to have you! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 3/18/2013 7:24AM

    Keeping your family in my prayers! Focus on the positive.
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NEWKATHYNOW 3/17/2013 8:45PM

    Let's pray this is the turning point. Good luck with the test/ I hope his ex gives up soon so you all can have some peace of mind while you go through all this. You remain in my prayers! emoticon

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KAREN_NY 3/17/2013 6:41PM

    Sounds like you're making the most of the clear liquids scenario. Praying for encouraging next steps tomorrow!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/17/2013 5:26PM

    Sounds like the ex was likely an unhealthy relationship to be in.
Glad he's eating something or at least getting a bit of nutrients through your care. Hope the endoscopy is the start of a healing process for him.


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/17/2013 10:42AM

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NELLJONES 3/17/2013 9:33AM

    Hopefully you'll have a better idea of what is going on after the test and will know what to do next.

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SCAREWALDORF 3/17/2013 8:52AM

    At least he is eating something now. Hopefully when the nutrients kick in and start to make him feel stronger, it'll give him something to hold on to and inspire him to work with you and not against you. xx

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It's Almost Too Much To Bare...

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.

  
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INFLATED 3/17/2013 8:30PM

    I have seen shows on Dr. Phil about girls that are anorexic or bulimic or both. I don't know if you could view some of his shows on it and find a good treatment center. One place had a very good success rate. I hardly ever watch him any more. You and your husband are doing your best. It isn't anything that you have done to cause this.

I will be praying for you, dear heart, your son and your family. Keep with your routines as much as possible, they do help.

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OOLALA53 3/17/2013 12:51PM

    Your son may not be able to comprehend his own situation because of lack of food. I don't know whether he has the legal right to refuse treatment, but he may not, and the medical community can step in.

I hope you can have the faith that each person is living out his own destiny, and we may not understand the big picture. Even as you take whatever steps you choose to, e emoticon verything will unfold as it is really needed for all concerned.

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MAMMER3 3/17/2013 12:33PM

    Cry whenever you want, talk to anyone you want!! You are an amazing person and mother, keep us updated it will get better.

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KANOE10 3/16/2013 9:10AM

    I will pray for you and your son. Hugs. I hope he gets treatment that helps him.

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GAILRUU 3/16/2013 8:56AM

    Has he seen a psychiatrist yet? I will pray for you.

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NEWKATHYNOW 3/15/2013 11:15PM

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. I just hope you can feel the support we are all sending your way. emoticon

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MAGGIENCALI 3/15/2013 8:41PM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way. emoticon emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 3/15/2013 8:15PM

    No need to answer. You are in my daily prayers.

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EDENZMOM 3/15/2013 6:35PM

    Giant hugs

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/15/2013 5:33PM

    I am so very sorry.
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CHERRY666 3/15/2013 3:41PM

    *hug*

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KAREN_NY 3/15/2013 3:32PM

    Don't worry about us, girl - you've got enough! Just know that even when you're not checking in, we're thinking of you.

Don't worry about those tears either -- cry when you can, because there are reasons we cry in distress; let yourself do that. See a counselor or therapist if it helps of course-- and they can be very helpful-- but crying isn't a symptom-- it's part of coping. :)

Praying for his wellness and your peace of mind.
K:)

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SCAREWALDORF 3/15/2013 3:29PM

    I can't imagine what you're going through. I will pray for you and your family. xoxo

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Hard But Productive Day..,

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yesterday was a productive day. My husband spoke to the Dr and told him our suspicions. The Dr asked why we didn't say anything before. That got me mad! I have been telling his assistant and got cited the HEPA law!
Anyway, he jumped right on it and spoke with the kidney and GI doctor (who is also my husband's Doctor.

I took my son to the kidney Dr. He is now 106 lbs! He is getting more bloodwork for him Thursday. Then to his first visit with GI Doctor. He is also getting bloodwork for him Thursday and a scope of his colon and stomach Monday . My son said the Dr is looking for a couple diseases. I wish I could've gone back with him.

Our family Dr is getting preapproval for an intreatment facility
For eating disorders do all will be ready if that's what the tests show and he agrees to go.

I appreciated the time I had with my son yesterday despite the stress and his
moodiness. Last night he wanted to stay at his house, we worried but let him go. He will be back tonite. Today I will immerse myself in work, go to PT and run when I get home.

Thanks for all you prayers - they are helping!

  
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FRANCESCANAZ 3/18/2013 11:15AM

    I'll keep praying amiga. emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 3/14/2013 7:13PM

    I am happy to heart that things seem to be going a bit more smoothly for you

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/13/2013 9:37PM

    Been a bit disconnected lately, so just went back to catch up with a few of your last blogs.
Thankful to hear about today's progress, however, slow it may seem. Praying the doctor/s will recieve the wisdom and insight needed to get your son onto the road of recovery. Praying your son wil be open to advice given him in regards to recovery, as well. May our God be your source of strength, courage and hope during this difficult time.
Maria

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NEWKATHYNOW 3/13/2013 1:44PM

    That's some serious progress! Thank heaven! I understand your closeness so well, as that is how our family interacts. The support and strength you both give and draw from each other is a priceless entity.
You all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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KAREN_NY 3/13/2013 10:53AM

    If (and I realize this is a big IF) your son will agree, he can sign paperwork that allows you to communicate directly with the dr. office. HIPAA isn't just to lock down patient info, but does allow the patient to indicate who can be involved in the information for his care. There might be something that limits an office clerk's access to information, as implementation varies from state to state, but I'm guessing that wasn't the case here.

I love how you appreciate your time together - that is so important to his knowing you're supportive even when you disagree with his own approach. You don't even have to say it - it'll show. :) And I love that you get to do PT and a run today!!!

Praying that the outcomes improve each day.
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/13/2013 10:24AM

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EDENZMOM 3/13/2013 8:04AM

    You and your husband sound like you're on the right track with all of this, and I'm so glad that you got to the doctor ahead of time with the warning. All of this will just get better from here. Keep positive!

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FITFOODIE806 3/13/2013 7:42AM

    You continue to impress me with your strength and grace. Many hugs and prayers.

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EVIE4NOW 3/13/2013 7:30AM

  hoping it all turns out well... am sure the gf is not helping matters... from the last blog she sounds like a clinger and is an "all me" type person. he doesn't need the stress. stress can do funny things to your body and mind. good luck to all of you.

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