These last few months have been very hard and difficult for me and my family.
Especially for my 18 yr old son. He started college in August and he was so excited after having a difficult junior and senior year in high school due to health issues. He even decided to stay on campus. We supported him and let him know that we would be there for him if he needed us.
After a rough start, he seemed to settle in, or so we thought, he was actually not saying anything until it was to the point of consuming him and he did not want us to know.
As a parent you want to be there for your child (yes they are still your child no matter the age) but you also want to let them fly on their own.
These last few weeks have been so stressful, between midnight calls, every night, doctor appointments and to make things worse, he sprained his ankle three weeks ago and now he has the flu. So my dear sparks friends
what else can go wrong!!!!
We have suggested taking a medical leave from school, but he does not want to feel like a loser and he really wants to continue. So we dropped one class, to make the load lighter and we are hoping that his stay at home for these last two weeks will make him feel better. He only has two more weeks of school and then he will be back home for the holidays.
Tomorrow another appointment with doctor and we will see hos it goes between now and the next few weeks.
My heart and soul are heavy with despair and sorrow for him. My DH is also besides himself and his older brother is trying but finds it hard to deal and I know we have abandoned him in the process. He is also away at college but in opposite directions.
We all spent Thanksgiving together and it was different, but the last day or two he has been a bit more social.
On the positive side I have loss weight, how I don't know, because all I do is walk a little and worry a lot.
My spark friends thank you all for all your prayers and support, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.