Monday, December 02, 2013
This morning I walked in to open the school (early childhood and elementary) at 6:15. My normal opener was on vacation. I walked into water almost everywhere! The hallway, my office, adult bathrooms, staff lounge, toddler room and PreK classroom! Parents with children start coming in at 6:30. I saw water pouring down from the ceiling! I ran and shut the water off and bolted up to the attic. A gasket attached to a pipe to the water heater had blown, The attic floor was soaked. I ran back down and called the plumber and then started moving furniture out of the most destroyed classroom. My teachers helped me get the hallway dry so no one would fall. The plumber came out within half and hour and fixed the gasket. My husband got in around 9:30 (had his phone off and missed my twenty calls!). Turns out it is the plumbing company's fault. They fixed it two weeks ago and didn't change the rotted gasket. Their insurance is paying for it. -- the cost will be in excess of $50,000.00!!
For six hours I used the wet dry vac, mopped, moved furniture, toys, did wash, shampooed carpets. I am exhausted! I think I might be getting too old for this! I did have several parents thank me for not closing. a water remediation company is still there (it's 10 PM) yanking out dry wall, ceiling tiles and carpets. It's a huge mess!
On the "up" side, my son said he will go to the hospital tomorrow after he puts new speakers in his car!! That boy is going to drive me nuts! Tonight I pray that he is okay until he gets there and that he has a major breakthrough while he is there and goes to a ED treatment center.
I hope you are having a great week!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Last week was very stressful. My son was told to go into the hospital and didn't. He got more blood work done again Friday. During the visit the Dr again advised him to go to the hospital if it came back bad. Today my son said the Dr said the blood work came back better. We don't know how true this is, but the Dr said he would call us if it was bad and we have not heard from him. My husband and I are going to get in touch with him tomorrow and find out "the plan". My husband and I thought my son would be in the hospital by now. I did see my son yesterday for breakfast at the waffle house (his new breakfast spot). I got oatmeal. He ate one poached egg, 1/4 of a piece of what toast, and 1/2 hashbrowns with tomatoes and jalapenos. He also met us and other friends out for dinner last night and ate a little more than 1/2 of his salmon and 1/2 his potatoes. Yes, everything is "half" with him, just like we are taught to do to lose weight. He told us that his co-workers gave him a get well card and $900. on friday! I am hoping that something clicked in his mind with that. He was very thankful for the money.
I didn't lose or gain any weight last week. I think that was good under the circumstances. My husband and I went out to eat dinner most of the week, between my husband's birthday and our son's dilemma. I did pack all my lunches for the week and somehow slept 9 - 10 hours every night except 1! And I stayed pretty close to my calorie limit.
One of the 5% challenges this week is portion control. Yesterday I did great at breakfast and lunch, dinner out didn't go so well. I ordered healthy but ate too much. I am glad we are planning on eating at home this week!! But, this challenge should help if we do go out. I don't want to let my team down!
One of my favorite bowls to use for portion control are from Crate and Barrel:
They hold exactly one cup and are microwavable. One of my favorite things to use them for are cooking egg whites (fill half way and microwave for 1 min, 20 secs) and you have the perfect size egg white (34 cals) for an english muffin! I also use them for soups and cottage cheese. They are so handy!
This weekend I went through my clothes. I had 4 pairs of running shoes in there! I ended up with two big bags for goodwill. My closet is all organized again!
All I have left for Fall cleaning is decorations I have stored in the basement. I am going to get rid of decorations I haven't used since I moved into our house 3 years ago.
Last night after we went out to dinner, we met up with a lot of neighbors for a bonfire. The weather was in the mid 40s and the night was beautiful. The Elk River glowed from the moon. It was a fabulous night to be out.
Today I "re-organized" my vision board. It had accumulated two years of running bibs, pictures, metals, etc. Seeing what I have accomplished re-affirms that I can do it! I organized the bibs by date (I always write the date and time ran on the back). My 1/2 marathon bibs are individually displayed with my pins. I forgot that I had earned to medals for 5ks! I looked at all my times and thought about the races I have run. I bought a special "Believe" rack for my half marathon medals at my last half marathon in October, so I finally hung it up! Everything is around my computer in my home office.
All I have left to do is get pictures developed from the Disney family 5k and my Delaware Marathon Relay team. I am going to display the pictures with the bibs and medals this week.
Thanks to all of you who have been praying for my son. I really believe in the power of prayer. You have been so nice and supportive and I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fantastic week!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
My husband and I went down to my 25 year old son's house to persuade him to go to the hospital. He has full blown anorexia, and, according to the family doctor, can have a heart attack or renal failure any time (according to his latest blood work). My son wants to wait until friday to take another blood test. He said that if it comes back bad, he will go to the hospital and then into treatment. As nice as that sounds, he may not make it until Friday, and, the results won't come back until Saturday. Also, he won't stay at our house until then. I went over the fact that no one will be there to help him if he has a stroke, etc. He thinks he is fine because he has no chest pain, etc. even though last weekend he couldn't urinate - he blamed it on too much salt intake!
This has got to be the most insane disease I have ever seen! And, the law isn't helpful either. We can get the police to take him to the hospital but they can't hold him more than 30 hours! The Doctor can't get him held more than 30 hours in a psych ward.
So after an hour and a half of sitting on his family room, trying to pursuade him to go to the hospital or even our house we left. We did talk to our therapist before and after the visit. We are going to tell my son to put in writing what he will do Friday and Saturday when the bloodwork comes back bad. We are going to tell him to add that he will do whatever the Dr says to do.
My son said he will text me a lot throughout the next three days and go to dinner with me tomorrow night.
This whole thing is still unbelievable to me ten whole months later.
What a nightmare!
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