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A Christmas Miracle...

Monday, December 23, 2013

As many of you know, my 25 year old son has been battling anorexia for 11 months. It has been total hell; an ever-ending roller coaster ride.

Three weeks ago, my son was in the hospital fighting for his life. His numbers - blood count wise, were everywhere, and he checked himself out of the hospital against his Doctor's orders. Basically, I was told he wasn't going to make it. Per my suggestion, he signed a contract with the Psychiatrist on duty, stating that he would do certain things - 1. take medication 2. follow up with his Doctor 3. see a psychiatrist 4. live at my house. If he didn't improve within 2 weeks, he would consider entering an eating disorder treatment center.

Six days after leaving the hospital, he paid for his own airline ticket and accompanied me to my Goddaughter's graduation in San Antonio. My husband was supposed to go, but, due to the flood at our school, he had to cancel. I was apprehensive about my son going because of his medical condition. I decided to just "let go" and see what would happen - was this part of God's plan?

Let's just say that I watched a miracle evolve. We shared a hotel room. He never threw up his food. He ate a lot of mexican food, everywhere we went.
His humorous personality came back and he was so social! He thought about other people's feelings, He talked while he ate, and didn't pick at his food. He ate his food, and didn't stop at half! I think my friends in San Antonio thought I had made the whole illness up - telling me how great he looked!

He went to our family Doctor last Friday - my son gained 30 pounds! 20 was water weight - but, still...he was back up to 140! The Doctor was stunned! He said he actually looked at my son's ankles expecting to find ankle weights! He also made sure his pockets were emptied! What a shock!

I was blown away - in fact, I still am! I was scared to write anything about it! I didn't want to jinx it! Another week has gone by and he is still eating! He has no issues at all with food! All of the anger is gone! He now talks about his feelings and now is thinking about joining a gym to start lifting and running.

He is now doing it the right way like the rest of us.

What changed? He started eating in the hospital, before he started on medication. When I told him the Doctors were alarmed because he didn't get emotional when they told him he was going to die, he said
"I started eating, didn't I?"

I walked the dogs down to the end of the road yesterday and looked out over the river. I thought about how different the river and sky looked now that the fog has lifted over my head. When people ask me how I am I now say "great!" not just "ok".

I still can't believe how quick this all turned around. Eleven months of hell and it is gone in a blink of an eye. I still am watching him like a hawk, but everything is so normal now.

It is a miracle.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. I truly believe prayers are what saved him.

Merry Christmas!!

  
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KAYWEB555 1/2/2014 8:09PM

    Answer to prayer, and during the Christmas Holidays! What a blessing I'm so happy to hear the news. May you and your son have a wonderful 2014 ! God Bless

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/29/2013 2:09PM

    I teared-up reading this. Soooo wonderful for him, you and the entire family.

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STRIVER57 12/29/2013 2:07PM

    how wonderful—hope it continues!

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REMEMBER2BME 12/29/2013 7:09AM

    I must say, it truly sounds like a miracle. I am so happy for you and your family. You are both so very strong and need to always remember that.
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RACEWELLWON 12/28/2013 3:37PM

    Hugs to a strong Mother and Son ! emoticon

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KAREN_NY 12/28/2013 1:59PM

    Thanks so much for sharing the good news. A merry christmas indeed!

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MBTEPP 12/26/2013 11:00PM

    What great news to report! It is a miracle, but you never lost faith. I pray the recovery continues well into the new year, and that your son uses this experience as a springboard to his new God given life. May he draw strength and persevere.

For every positive motion your son makes, I hope there is a reward to follow. Like those of us, who reward ourselves for weight loss, he should reward himself for his weight gain, and maintenance. He has overcome a huge challenge. Thank God.

I am glad you can rest easier now, and enjoy your son more.

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BLUEJEANS27 12/24/2013 6:46PM

    I am so VERY happy for you! Been reading your blogs and not commenting, but have been worried about your son. I'm so glad things are turning around! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Julia

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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/24/2013 10:48AM

    What a blessing! emoticon emoticon

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SPEEDYDOG 12/24/2013 10:19AM

    You stood by your son when it was most difficult. I pray his recovery continues. Your struggle has been rewarded. Congratulations!

Bruce

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KIWIANN 12/24/2013 10:02AM

    That is an absolutely beautiful miracle! And what a gift for you to be with him to witness the miracle! I am so happy that the fog has lifted and you can see beauty and experience joy, that is another great gift! Wishing you a very, very Merry Christmas and every blessing in 2014!! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 12/24/2013 9:02AM

    I'm so thankful for you and your family!

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SABLENESS 12/24/2013 8:51AM

    Thanks be to God.

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EDENZMOM 12/24/2013 7:46AM

    What wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you and your family.
All the best for this holiday season. I'm very inspired and touched by your story. Best wishes xoxo

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JULIEABIGAIL 12/24/2013 12:55AM

  this is indeed great news--kudos to you and your son for persevering. i hope you have a lighter, brighter holiday season with this new reason to celebrate. i applause your wisdom in continuing to watch him like a hawk. as we know from our own journeys, evolutions are usually works in progress, needing continuing vigilance, commitment, mindfulness, and encouragement. we need to acknowledge our triumphs, have compassion for our slip-ups, and have the strength and confidence to know that if our path becomes confused or unhealthy, we can right away make skillful decisions to get back on track. taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your son, and deserves at least as much energy. i am grateful for the support that the spark community provides. may you and your family thrive in 2014.

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NEWKATHYNOW 12/23/2013 11:45PM

   
This is wonderful news! Prayer is an incredible force! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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LOVINGLIFE43 12/23/2013 10:56PM

    What a blessing. Prayers for his continued recovery.


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STRIVERONE 12/23/2013 10:48PM

    That is certainly some Christmas cheer! I'm very happy for all of you.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/23/2013 10:30PM

    So wonderful to hear -- what a gift!
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CYCLINGSANDY 12/23/2013 10:26PM

    Rosy- That is such great news! We do have a great God and he is still in the miracle business. Your son is evidence of that. I am thankful that your fog of worry has lifted and you are so blessed at Christmas.

In love,
Sandy

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EMMACORY 12/23/2013 10:16PM

    Praise God! I am happy for you that things are turning around. I will pray for your son's continual healing and steadfastness. emoticon

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5% Fall Challenge Review...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in the 5% Fall Challenge.
I was on a supportive team - the Shooting Stars. I came within one pound of losing the 5%. I am proud of that accomplishment! I am back in my old clothes and I feel healthier. I am stronger. emoticon

The challenge helped me get focused back onto myself, my health, and my exercise. That, in turn, has helped me deal with stress a lot better.

I haven't been running - my knee is thanking me. I needed to switch gears, and needed a "kick in the butt" to get going - this challenge accomplished that.

I took Roxy, and sometimes my son's dog Maizey, on 2 - two mile walks most days. Not only was this good exercise for all 3 of us, but it was de-stressing. Here are some pictures of our walk:

Through the woods...


By the river...


The Bostons walk really fast - they didn't want to stop for the picture...


Sometimes they take a break...


We enjoy looking at neighbor's decorations...


And cutting through yards :)...


Looking at boats...


And smelling the food being prepared in the restaurant...


After the walk, they were still ready to play...



I also focused on portion sizes and finally opened up the SparkCookbook emoticon I bought two years ago! I made quite a few recipes and shared the food and recipes with my co-workers. I guess you could say, I shared "the spark"! emoticon

Here is a picture of the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup recipe I made:



Another benefit to this challenge was that I went on an all-inclusive, one week vacation emoticon during the challenge. It was a much needed vacation for both me and my husband. I tracked my food and exercise the whole trip emoticon - not only for myself, but for the team. My husband ended up exercising more, too, and found that he likes Yoga and agreed to take Salsa lessons with me! emoticon I racked up a lot of exercise minutes that week and only gained two pounds, which I lost half way through the next week! emoticon

Because I was more focused on myself, I became more organized. I cleaned like crazy! emoticon I organized my kitchen, my bathroom and my closet. Goodwill loves me! emoticon I got rid of a lot of "stuff" I haven't used or looked at since I moved into my house three years ago. My house lost weight too!

The Shooting Stars were very supportive and active on the site. I loved that part of it. I learned a lot from my teammates. emoticon

I am now looking forward to the 5% Winter Challenge! I have signed up for the Shooting Stars again. emoticon

Hope to see you there!

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REBBLTX 12/20/2013 10:40PM

    I love the photos on your run with the bostons. Very nice scenery to walk/run to :) And seeing that soup...makes me want to see about getting my own SP cookbook!

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REBBLTX 12/20/2013 10:39PM

    It looks like you are doing great with your goals on SP! The hubs might enjoy taking some yoga class at your home town, now...lol. I also wanted to check in on you and see how your son is doing. Hopefully he is getting the help he needs. Still thinking of you guys! emoticon

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SABLENESS 12/20/2013 8:37AM

    Fun blog! Hope things are going better with son.

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SPAMUNDY 12/17/2013 2:06PM

    Great job! You richly deserve the benefit you received from your hard work!


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CYCLINGSANDY 12/17/2013 1:59PM

    I enjoyed your walk pictures and it was like a photostory. I enjoyed the challenge too. I was 1.0 from my goal when we finished, but that was before my trip to the states. I will need another challenge after Christmas.

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BEWELL48 12/14/2013 5:22AM

    You inspired me to work on my getting more organized! I am working way too much and it is not good for my health in general!
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KRISZTA11 12/11/2013 11:39AM

    It is amazing how many good things you have done for yourself this fall!
Congrats to your weight loss success and to focusing on your healthy life.
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SPEEDYDOG 12/11/2013 7:26AM

    You live in a very pretty place. I lived in Maryland for a short time. I remember that cold was pretty cold and winters were grey. When I see your photos I can almost smell the brown crispy leaves on the ground.

Dogs are good for getting you out of the house. Pups always seem so happy just to be outside and moving that their joy transfers to you.

Thanks for taking me along.

Bruce

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SEABREEZE64 12/11/2013 6:50AM

    Great job. Looks like the STARS helped to get you back on track. You are doing so good.

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SPARKLED146 12/11/2013 6:45AM

    emoticon Congratulations on everything you accomplished!

The friendly competition of the challenge really helped me too. I had become too satisfied with the plateau I was sitting on. I'm looking forward to the winter challenge also.

I enjoyed your photos. Thanks for posting them.

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WONDERGALE 12/11/2013 12:21AM

    emoticon I need to get organized too. My house cold stand a little weight loss. emoticon

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KIWIANN 12/10/2013 10:26PM

    Congrats on all that you accomplished in the Fall challenge!! And I just want to add that you were a great member of the Shooting Stars - actively racking up the points, and lending your support to your teammates!! I am looking forward to the Winter Challenge with you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/10/2013 9:26PM

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5BADDOGS 12/10/2013 8:39PM

    That sounds interesting.... I hadn't heard of the 5% Challenge - gotta check that out! For sure I could use some motivation to clean house and organize! My closets are packed, and our garage is a mess. Downside of being married to a pack rat.... But I've come to learn "Out of sight, out of mind" holds true for him. If I get rid of something without asking him, he either forgets he ever had it, or thinks he just misplaced it (and eventually forgets about it). So... I can make some of the clutter disappear as long as it doesn't happen all at once. ;^)

Glad you found time to take a holiday with your hubs! With all you've been through these recent weeks, you more than deserve a little break to focus on you and your health and happiness!


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NEWKATHYNOW 12/10/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Got yourself some cute walking buddies!

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MLEHTO 12/10/2013 8:03PM

    Good Job!

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I Can Go East, I Can Go West - It's All Up To Me To Decide...

Friday, December 06, 2013

Quite Frequently - lately - I have have heard, "How do you do it?", "You are so strong"... I don't honestly know. I get up every day and start over. I look at myself in the mirror and say, I will handle whatever today brings. I will not quit until my son is okay. I will search until I find him again. I trust in God. I pray to my grandfather and other relatives who have passed to look over my son - I believe that they are.
There are alot of people praying for him - I believe in the power of prayer. It has been eleven months and he is still alive.

One thing I do in the car is listen to one of my favorite tunes by Bob Seger.
It is called "Roll Me Away". Here are part of the lyrics:

"Stood alone on a mountain top,
Starin' out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin'
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'

Roll, roll me away,
I'm gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin',
Keep searchin' till I find what's right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
Next time
We'll get it right"

Bob Seger - Roll Me Away Lyrics

Yes, I am an optimist, but I can't say it is easy. I am well aware that I may lose him - at times my mind wanders to that point. But, I just can't give up.

Today I see a glimmer of hope. He was in the hospital in Delaware for several days. I was excited. I spoke to the psychiatrist and he could keep my son there and commit him. Last night the psychiatrist called me and said Delaware doesn't have any place to send my son for an Eating Disorder. The psychiatrist can't send him across state lines. He told me if my son was at a hospital in Maryland it could be done and I could say which one he could go to.
Today my son texts and says it is time to pick him up. Then I get a call from a nurse telling me my son is discharging himself and the Doctor wants him to stay another day (see the roller coaster ride??). I wait two hours then pick him up. He says he wants to go to a Maryland hospital to finish his IV. I think "Yayyy, this is awesome" I drop him off and call his Doctor. Turns out the person who answers the phone sister's is a pysch eval person at the ER in the hospital where my son is! With my permission she notifies her sister. My son ends up checking in and giving all his info then leaves - he wants to go back Sunday. I went back to the ER without him and told them what was going on with him. They flag his info and tell me - in so many words - that someone has already tipped them off to his issues. When he goes back in he should be headed for a treatment center.

The above is a "normal" day for me right now. But look how it waves, there are so many positives in it that it makes me keep going. I feel so close to this resolving itself--It just has to.

"And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
Next time
We'll get it right"

  
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MWWENSIN 12/14/2013 11:33AM

    No one said life was going to be easy. There are great moments and absolutely horrible moments, but we grow stronger from both. You are a very caring mother which also makes you a optimist. But you'll attract more people that way. Does anyone really want to hang out with a pessimist. I love and grew up with Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band. I loved Against the Wind.

Your son will eventually recover if he wants too. You're doing a great job keeping him on track. I'll keep praying for you and your family.

Thanks for the update

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SPEEDYDOG 12/8/2013 3:17PM

    I think are doing the right thing by taking it one day at a time. In life's struggles, and you are having a really big struggle, you do what you can. But at a certain point you just have to realize that you can only do so much.

I wish I had a magic wand and could make everything all right. I hope someday your son understands the magnitude of your dedication and sacrifice.

Thanks, Bruce

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SABLENESS 12/8/2013 4:29AM

    It's Sunday now, and I hope by the end of the day he's where he needs to be. emoticon emoticon

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NEWKATHYNOW 12/7/2013 11:03PM

    You're hanging in there because you can see the progress. It may be two steps forward and one step back but it is still progress! God bless and we'll keep praying for you all! emoticon

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SPARKLED146 12/7/2013 4:05PM

    Yes, you will get it right. Hang in there!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 12/7/2013 3:14PM

    Hang in there darlin' there is not much else you can do that you haven't done already.

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KIWIANN 12/7/2013 8:45AM

    You are an optimist, a truly dedicated mother, filled with faith, and an inspiration! emoticon

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No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

This quote, one of my favorites got me out of bed today. "No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!"

It got me to take a shower, put on nice clothes, do my hair and make-up, and make my breakfast.

So then I took the Bostons for a nice long walk around the marina and thought "I can do this today". I can find out what is now wrong health-wise with my son and face the day. He went into the hospital, all will be good in the world.

So I went to work to do what I had to, and found my husband wrestling a Christmas tree outside of the Elementary School. The holder had a leak, hence water - all over the inside foyer. Oh joy! Between all the headaches of the flood at the school and my son's illness/hospitalization my poor husband, as he put it, has reached the end of his rope. (Luckily no one saw him wrestling the tree). He told me if he disappears for a week don't worry, he will be back.
All I could think is "How can I do that?"

So I went into my poor, torn up office and completed what I need to. My son texted me that he didn't like the hospital food and asked me to bring him his favorites. He wanted Cool Ranch Doritos, Men's Health Nuts, and Costco Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I told him I would be up when I was done working and I get a this text from him "OK, I will starve to death".

Now, I wanted to type "You already are" or "If you are really that hungry you will eat the hospital food", but I have learned that falls into what he wants. He is very manipulative. So, I ignored it.

When I was done with my work and ready to go to the hospital it was 12:30. I realized this is where I fell off the maintenance track last time. So, I ate the lunch I had packed before I went to the hospital. I am going to have to make a conscious effort to stay on track through this ordeal.

While I was sitting with my son, his new psychiatrist came in and asked to speak with me privately. My son seemed edgy about it, but, in the end gave permission. The psychiatrist tells me my son wasn't very honest with him, saying he wasn't having eating disorder issues right now. The Dr also told me he weighs less than the last time he went into the hospital, right before I took him to Rady Hospital in San Diego. I didn't ask for the number, it would have broken my heart, but I know it is under 100 lbs. He also told me my son is anemic and that is strange for a male. I googled anemic with anorexia, and they can go hand in hand, so I am not really sure why the pyschiatrist thought it was abnormal. It explains why my son is so cold all of the time. I told the psychiatrist my biggest fear is that the Doctors will let him go home. It was so hard to get him to go this time, I can't imagine him ever going back. The good news is that he is in a Delaware hospital, which works differently than where we live in Maryland. The psychiatrist has the authority to commit him indefinitely. He said it would be the last ditch effort to save him. That made me feel better, although it took everything I had during that meeting not to break down.

We are hoping he decides to go to a treatment center. My therapist suggested giving him a choice - psychiatric ward or the treatment center.

So, I went back for a while and watched my son sleep, finally got to have a really hard cry in my car on the way home, talked to my BFF from Texas (who just happened to call out of the blue) and then took the Bostons for another long walk.

My husband went to help a friend and then will be home a little later, so we will be having a chat.

This not giving up thing is really hard!

Added note: I am taking care of my son's Boston while he is in the hospital...she is 2 -- Roxy "tolerates" her!!


  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/14/2013 6:39AM

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KRISZTA11 12/6/2013 3:59PM

    I hope he will stay long enough to improve his eating and his general health. It must be so hard... but you are doing great, however hard it is.
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SUNSHINE20113 12/6/2013 3:40PM

    Sometimes all you can do is take a day one minute at a time.

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CYCLINGSANDY 12/6/2013 10:41AM

    I totally agree about this not giving up stuff is HARD and I HATE it!
I was pleased to know your son was hospitalized as you were hoping he'd follow through.
Now I am praying for an extra measure of peace and grace to enter your world right now.
Thanks for your support and encouragement.

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BOILHAM 12/6/2013 10:06AM

    Glad the situation with your son is improving. That the doc has told you he can keep him hospitalized seems like very good news to me.
Take care and keep in touch.

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MWWENSIN 12/6/2013 9:48AM

    Good luck. Continue to be strong. I will keep praying. Glad he is at the hospital though.

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SABLENESS 12/5/2013 8:11PM

    Some goodies from Florida
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MBTEPP 12/5/2013 10:52AM

    As in a long distance race, there are ebb and flows in one's pace. Find your strong! Sometimes the distractions in other areas of our life are good. You can handle this. Thanks for posting. I think of your struggle, and pray often.

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KIWIANN 12/5/2013 9:49AM

    You have so much going on in your life right now, but you are handling it with grace! Continuing to pray for you and your family! emoticon

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COFFEELS 12/4/2013 11:24PM

    thinking about you and hoping your son gets better soon. I hope you keep staying strong during this difficult time and that things get better soon. emoticon

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BEWELL48 12/4/2013 9:14PM

    My heart goes out to you during this difficult time!
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LPRUNWALK 12/4/2013 8:55PM

    Isn't it amazing that your BFF just happened to call when you needed her? Little blessings like that happen when we are in the flow of life, doing what we need to do for others and for ourselves. You are getting your work done, caring and advocating for your son, your husband, and yourself. It's a lot. I will be thinking about you and wishing you strength and easier times ahead.
LP

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KAREN_NY 12/4/2013 8:33PM

    Sweetie, I'm afraid I have nothing to add except prayers and hugs. This is SO Freakin Hard. I know. Please know that you're loved and you're doing everything you can. He's got some hard work to do to... if he wants to. ((hugs))

PS - yeah, still mostly offline. PM me if you want to. :)

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5BADDOGS 12/4/2013 6:53PM

    Thoughts and prayers with you, your poor hubs, and your son... You are made of some pretty tough stuff - and I applaud you making time to take of some of your needs right now (like eating on schedule, and getting in some decompression walking). Its important not to get completely lost in all that is swirling around you right now. Be well.... *hugs*



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SPEEDYDOG 12/4/2013 5:37PM

    Wow, you have lots of things going on and the weight of the world on shoulders. At least you are getting a little respite by walking your pups! Did you get another Boston?

Thanks, Bruce

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EDENZMOM 12/4/2013 5:19PM

    you're an amazing woman. check your inbox

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Blew A Fuse & Then Things Started Looking Up...

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

My phone rang and woke me at 6:29 am this morning. My ring tone is the Brady Bunch theme song, so I did wake with a jolt! My opening Director told me the fire alarm went off and I could hear it in the background. She didn't see a fire or smoke. My husband said it was probably set off by all the dust from the torn out drywall and ceiling tiles - but that was a guess so in 25 mins I was dressed and at the school ready to meet the firemen. They were not there, my Director had cancelled them. A fuse had blown in the room where the alarm went off because there was four huge fan blowers running.

I then walked around the school and almost cried. Drywall is torn out of the teachers' lounge, my toddler classroom, my office, the hallway and three bathrooms. My thoughts went back to when the school was built. And, I knew in two weeks it would be back to "normal".

I ran to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee and egg/cheese muffin and then quickly went through my pile of work for the day. My son asked me to take him to the hospital AFTER he put new speakers in his Mustang. My husband talked to our family Doctor this morning and found out that the Dr had put together a team of Doctors at a different hospital than my son had wanted to go to. I was excited about this development but worried my son would not want to go. I decided not to say anything and see what happened. I waited outside for 45 minutes for my son to finish with his car (I got a lot of Sparking done) and then he got his dog and hopped in the car. He said we had to hurry because the hospital had called and had a bed for him. Turns out that his best friend (the one fighting cancer for the third time) works in the pharmacy there! I had his dog so I dropped my son off at the main entrance. I think it may be easier for him to talk about his issues and be more open if I am not there so I found it a great excuse to leave. I said to call if he needed anything.

My son is still mad at my husband. He said he doesn't want his dad to visit him in the hospital. He doesn't have a good reason to be mad at his dad, and I am sure he will work it out as he goes. I don't think my husband cares if he doesn't see him right now, he is so frustrated with the whole thing.

So, thanks for all your prayers, it is helping! And, thank you for your continued support. When I signed up to SparkPeople close to 3 years ago I thought it would be totally focused on running and weight loss. I never, in a million years thought that it would involve all of this! It has helped me more than you could ever know.

  
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WONDERGALE 12/5/2013 1:40AM

    I hope it all works out for you and your family.

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KAREN_NY 12/4/2013 3:49PM

    Thanks so much for sharing the encouraging news. :)

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TERI-RIFIC 12/4/2013 11:01AM

    I'm so happy for you that your son went to the hospital on his own. I'll continue to pray for all of you.

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KIWIANN 12/4/2013 10:26AM

    You certainly have more than enough excitement in your life right now!!
I am so happy that your son is finally getting the treatment he needs! emoticon emoticon

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SPAMUNDY 12/4/2013 9:13AM

    Glad to hear your son is getting the help he needs. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 12/4/2013 8:03AM

    He is in a hospital - not well enough for in-patient care yet. This hospital has a psychiatric ward in it. So, we are starting here...

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EDENZMOM 12/4/2013 8:00AM

    I am so proud for you that he finally walked through those doors. This is the gateway and the beginning for him to a new and healthy lifestyle. We will all keep you guys in our thoughts and keep the positive flowing your way. This an in-patient clinic, right? I hope they connect with him and that you can relax through your holiday season and turn over a new leaf in the New Year.


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MWWENSIN 12/4/2013 6:29AM

    Above all, I'm glad your son went to the hospital. That is what he needs even if he doesn't realize it. I'll keep praying for you and your family.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 12/4/2013 6:10AM

    Man, that's a lot on your plate!
All the stuff at the school is just stuff. You know it will be fixed.
And your son, he has to fix himself.
I've been through it with other issues with a child. It's heartbreaking, not easy and they have to work from within to get it.
Keep your chin up.

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INFLATED 12/3/2013 10:45PM

    I thought you were angry-Blew a fuse, blew a gasket. I know this is hard right now, but that is a great blessing that the damages will be covered by the plumbing company.

My son overflowed the tub at our old house and Service Master came and dried out everything and dry walled the living room ceiling and repainted the room. There was about a 3 foot gash in the ceiling from water that came down from the bathroom upstairs.

I am glad you son is in the hospital. I went back to my last post on your blog and read forward. I will continue to pray for you all. It is good that cleaning is helping. I really like the racing medals area.

Take care of your marriage through all of these trials. You and your husband are under major stress with the damages at the school and with your son.

The picture of the river was beautiful! You need serene scenes like that to calm the mind.

The coffee that I spilled looked like ground coffee, but it was instant. No liquid involved but a big mess because it scattered when it hit the floor and it went under the stove.

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MBTEPP 12/3/2013 10:33PM

    So sorry to hear about your school. That kind of project can throw off all sorts of progress in other areas.

Glad to hear your son is headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work. It is paying off. Our children are an investment.

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SHAMROCKY2K 12/3/2013 8:20PM

    Keep being the rock!

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SABLENESS 12/3/2013 6:27PM

    There's a great verse in the Apocrypha where the second half goes like this: "it has not turned out as I expected." Says it all, does't it? Glad to hear son is in the hospital; hope this is the life-changing experience he needs. Bless you and husband. emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/3/2013 6:22PM

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