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Hanging In There...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yesterday morning started with a 3 mile run up the California Coast. It was a great way to start the day. I then spent eleven hours straight at the hospital with my son. He is being very cooperative. I eat my meals when he eats his. He eats with the other patients with eating disorders. Hard to believe, but there are patients there way skinnier than him. He will stay there until he gets to 120 lbs and then he will switch to day treatment. He was 104 two days ago. He gets weighed every morning - they keep the number covered. They are counting all his calories and looking for that magic total so he gains (just like us with losing). I eat breakfast at my brothers; lunch and dinner at the hospital cafeteria. Yesterday I had a veggie burger and fruit cup for lunch, and salmon with potatoes and broccoli for dinner. It was pretty good.

I got a lot of walking in. The cafeteria is in another building and my son was allowed to walk 2 ten minute times yesterday. His heart rate is still low so he had to stay in bed the first day. He is a speed walker and I went with him around the floor he is staying on.

His creatin level is coming down but his BON is too high. It means his protein isn't breaking down right. He is still real dehydrated. They are concerned he is having muscle breakdown. They can't get a needle in him due to dehydration so he is drinking a lot. He had to wake up a lot last night to drink water.

This morning I am going to run with my brother then head back into the hospital. I am not sure when I will leave. My husband is going to fly out then I will head home for awhile. My son likes one of us to be here with him and I don't want to throw this all on my brother.

Thanks for all of your support and prayers.
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NEWKATHYNOW 3/28/2013 8:46AM

    It sounds as if you are making progress. Our prayers are with you all. It was good that you got a run in today too. You need the stress relief.

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SABLENESS 3/26/2013 10:27PM

    Prayers continuing for your son and for the rest of you as you support him in all ways possible. He is a fortunate young man to have caring family. emoticon

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/25/2013 5:47PM

    Praying for healing and peace for you and your husband. emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 3/24/2013 5:08PM

    Sounds like things are improving. :) hugs and prayers.

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SHAMROCKY2K 3/24/2013 2:15PM

    All good signs. Keep us posted. emoticon

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INFLATED 3/24/2013 1:56PM

    I am thankful that you picked up on his problem and that this was caught in time to help him.

Make sure you get your rest at night.

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KAREN_NY 3/24/2013 11:16AM

    (((hugs)))

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/24/2013 11:14AM

    I'm so glad you were able to intervene.
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SCAREWALDORF 3/24/2013 10:13AM

    This must be tiring for you, BUT It sounds like things are improving. Thinking of you xoxo

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1935MARY 3/24/2013 9:57AM

    My prayers are with you. I had a sister in law, who was not over weight to start with, but she got where she wouldn't eat. The only time she would is when my brother was home and forced her. She was put on oxygen , organs started to fail three years of this , she passed away. 37yrs. old. I understand what you are going through and I will pray for you and you family. Take care of yourself.

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