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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My son got out of the hospital yesterday and started intensive day treatment for his eating disorder today. I drop him off at 9 and pick him up at 7. He eats all meals and two snacks there. He eats his 9 pm snack with us. He has weekends off and also this Good Friday.

It is the first day I have had by myself in about one month! It feels very strange and as irritable as he has been, I miss him. After I dropped him off, I took care of work stuff over the phone and then went to Marshall's. I didn't bring many clothes to San Diego and the sweaters are too hot. I bought some shirts, a dress for Easter, a couple skirts and a jacket. I am a size 6 so somehow I am maintaining my weight. I do need to do some crunches, but I am not feeling it. I just like to run. I picked my son up a laundry basket and some bathroom supplies. Last night we went to Costco. He picked out good foods, some he would not have eaten before.

I have told him more than once how proud I am of his efforts. He went from 106 to 124 lbs in 5 days. It was all fluids - that is how dehydrated he was! Now he has to gain fat and muscle - that is going to be the tough part. At 124 he thinks he has a belly! He also keeps trying to measure himself. He puts his hands on his sides and touches his fingers together in front of his belly button. My brother figured it out. I have seen him do it twice and asked him what he is doing. The therapist said it is common.

He is going to get lots of attention while in treatment. My brother and I are going to a caregiver support meeting tomorrow night. My husband will go next week when we trade off. He is coming Friday night - we are going to do fun stuff with our son this weekend - thank God!

I set up am appointment with a therapist who works with parents of kids with eating disorders next Wednesday at home. I don't want to end up with any issues of what I had to go through the past month later.

Thanks again for you continued support and prayers. I really appreciate all of you!!!
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KAREN_NY 3/30/2013 8:48PM

    Agreeing with Scarewaldorf... the caregiving support is important and more helpful that you'll realize. Breathe when you can.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/29/2013 7:35AM

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INFLATED 3/28/2013 1:35PM

    I wouldn't know where to start if it was one of my kids. May God guide you through all of this and may you know that He will sustain you through it all.

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NEWKATHYNOW 3/28/2013 8:48AM

    emoticon and prayers. I hope you have a blessed Easter.

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FITFOODIE806 3/28/2013 8:37AM

    Great news. You are so smart to be open and talk about this.

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SCAREWALDORF 3/28/2013 4:25AM

    Caregiving meetings are very important, make sure you go. You need as much support as he does. xoxo

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/27/2013 7:35PM

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