Friday, March 26, 2010

More Stress!


This week has been crazy. Kendall hasn't been sleeping. I've started a diet. We're re-doing our backyard. We're switching up our therapists. And the combination of all of those things has made me crazy.


On top of that, Kendall's granulation tissue around her button was out of control. I took her into the Dr. yesterday and he burned it off with silver nitrate and sent the silver nitrate home with me to do if it returns (yeah, like I can really do that.)


Also this week my mom had some really bad pains in her joints. The treatments she's on is pretty rough on her. She's losing her hair, and looks really peaked most days. The side effects are suppose to cause "flu-like symptoms" but it has gotten really bad. So, Wednesday my dad took her into the ER and they did a CT scan and then an MRI. As far as they can tell everything looked OK, so she was discharged. Well things didn't really get any better, and the meds have made her really incoherent. So, now she's back in the hospital today having an spinal tap done to rule out spinal meningitis. We're eagerly awaiting the results as I type this.


Some days I truly think I might lose my mind...other days I wake up and think I can do this. I guess you just take it one minute at a time and count your blessings. But right now, I'm pretty much over everything...and am leaning more towards losing my mind! I woke up this morning after a horrible night with Kendall and told Justin I needed to take a sick day. It quickly occurred to me that wasn't an option. (Justin did offer to go in late so I could sleep, but I figured I'd better put my big girl panties on and deal)


On the bright side, we have a very fun weekend planned...and Kendall and Kamden are doing really well :)


6 comments:

The Henrys said...

Hopefully your weekend will be much easier, you can get some good rest, and you get good results from your mother's tests!!

Caroline said...

Hope your stressful patch passes quickly. We've been absent from blogging for a bit due to Hope's blog being down :O(
JUst catching up on Kendall- wow!!! Isn't she amazing!!! wow- she's saying mama!!! :O)
We wore purple today in honour of epilepsy awareness day. So of course thought of your precious Kendall!!
Much love
Xxx

Debbie said...

I know stress...

I know breaking-points.....

Will keep you and your mom in prayer...

in the mean time...

it's the weekend...have fun!

Jessica said...

Oh, man....I'm praying for your Momma and hope that they figure everything out soon. Watching your mom be in pain stinks. Enjoy those sweet babies this weekend and get some sleep!!! You are amazing!!!

Jennybell said...

My Dad has prostrate cancer, stage 4. He's done with chemo, but still has to take hormone shots. I don't know if that's anything like what your mom is taking but they KILL his joints for a while after he takes the shot. He can't do much but sit and cry. :(
sucks doesn't it! I'm kind of scared that it's like a teeter-tot. I'm afraid if one gets better the other may get worse. So my kid or my dad. Right now their pretty balanced out though, but always waiting for one to drop.

TMI Tara said...

Our lives sound unbelievably similar. Sorry things have been crazy, and I hope you all can start getting better sleep soon :)