No, no good friends I can call. My daughter does have a psychiatrist, but he's pretty useless except for writing prescriptions. She has disability counselors at college, but she's not there now. I have prayed and I'm counting on God to see us through my daughter's illness (still undiagnosed) which made her have to drop out of college this semester. She's just very depressed about it all today and said that she wishes that when people get to an age where they know what life is about and how their life is going to be, that they would have the option of killing themselves. I guess she thinks this "chronic fatigue syndrome" or whatever she has, along with her depression, OCD, GAD, Ollier's Disease, auditory processing disorder, acute and chronic constipation and scoliosis are just too much to have to live with all the time.
She has a sleep study scheduled for Monday night - her doctor wants to check her for sleep problems and if nothing is wrong, then start treating her for chronic fatigue. My daughter has already signed up for Spring semester classes starting in January, and the college wants the payment by December 1st. We won't even know by then if she's going to be well enough to go back in January. We already lost $8,000 when she dropped out this semester. Don't want to pay another $8,000 and lose that, too. It's my daughter's college money, so it's not coming out of my husband's paycheck, but my daughter was hoping to save some money for graduate school.
Thanks for caring enough to reply - I really, really appreciate it!
PS - Update since I posted this - She was too tired and depressed to walk, so I suggested she do some jumping jacks - she did 30 and got out of breath, but her mood lightened up. (I guess I should take my own advice and do some jumping jacks!) Also, she's looking at funny things on the computer to make herself feel better. I can survive without the chocolate now that she feels better. Thanks again.
Edited by: MPN5621 at: 11/18/2012 (17:34)
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