Saturday, June 6, 2009

Son is sick

My son has not been doing well and we went to the Children's Hospital yesterday. His weight was down and his O2 sats weren't very good. He has Cystic Fibrosis, a lung disease. When we first moved to Colorado, he averaged 3-4 hospital stays every year, but it's been TWO YEARS since his last stay, so we thank God for His mercies. We've got extra IV meds and the inhaled antibiotic that was unavailable for a while, and Kendall thinks that's why he's been coughing so much lately. We go back on Friday and if he isn't better by then, he'll have to be admitted, so prayers are much appreciated. He and his dad went car shopping today. He ended up with a brand new purple Hyundai Elantra. He's pretty excited, naturally. He'd saved some and we gave him the same amount we spent on his sister's car when she graduated high school. (Minus the repairs MY car needs after he backed it into a fence last weekend.) :-)

I've decided that I need to avoid all alcohol while I'm still grieving my mom's passing. Tonight I had a couple of glasses of wine and got very weepy. It may be a coincidence or hormones or who knows what. It's that time of the month, but I'm usually most emotional 2 weeks before, not during. (This week did include Mom's b'day so that may be a big part of it, too.)

This week I've alternated cardio and strength training. Did my weights today and we did some ballroom dancing tonight, but got there late because of the car shopping excursion, so we didn't get as much dancing in as we normally do.

6 comments:

Diana said...

I understadn completely about the alcohol. I've had to staway away as well. It takes time.

I hope all is well with your son and he feels better soon!

Chubby Chick said...

I hope your son feels better soon!

Hang in there. It takes time to adjust after losing a loved one.

Take care. :)

Hanlie said...

I hope he doesn't have to be admitted! Hope you feel better soon too!

mommie2lea said...

I bet the issues with your son added to it this week, too. (((HUGS))). You have a lot to deal with right ow, so be gentle with yourself.

Cammy said...

Keeping your son (and you) in my prayers.

Purple? Really? :)

Christine said...

Many prayer going out to your son... I know what it is like to have a child with a chronic illness.

Hang in there, I hope this next week is happier!