Saturday, August 04, 2007

Helpless feeling

Last night the 17 year old had to go to the emergency room. He collapsed getting out of his girlfriend's truck at work. I called Michael to have him meet them at the ER. I had the little kids and couldn't go. They were in the ER for a few hours and I was at home waiting patiently (or not so much) for phone call updates. I felt so helpless. One of my kids was sick and at the hospital and there was nothing I could do. I couldn't even be there for moral support.

He has been sick for over 2 weeks throwing up everything he eats. He's had a CT Scan and an ultrasound. They can't find anything wrong so they think its viral. I figure when he got sick he was not getting enough rest and constantly on the go between school and work. He couldn't eat anything without vomiting either. Combine all of that and the body just gets to a point where it can't heal. I tried to tell him that, but being the typical teenager he didn't listen. Now maybe he will listen.

1 comment:

SoCal Sal said...

Good GAWD don’t I know that one. My middle one is a wanna be hippy, rebel without a cause, all the while thinking she knows it all! *hug*