Just............The longest week of my life.

It started Sunday night. My son called me in tears from his friends house, complaining of a major headache. At the time I thought it was "just" a migraine. I found out real quick at the doctor on Monday, that it was way more serious. He went straight to the hospital where they found out that he had meningitis. He was in the hospital for a week and luckily it was viral. It's strange how one thing can domino into so many emotions and different events. I have to tell you that I now have way more respect for those parents who deal with special needs children. For 6 of the past 7 days my son needed me 22 hours a day. When it was all said and done, I was proud of myself for getting through it. Here are ten things about last week. Look for lots more this week as I suddenly have a ton of material.

1. Dell Children's hospital is amazing. What a difference a hospital that caters to children makes!!

2. My family constantly amazes me. When I need them the most they are there, and I never have to ask!

3. I always know that I love my son. But this week I realized more then ever, that you have to cherish every moment. Good..Bad..Indifferent.

4. Hospital food really SUCKS. But I never get tired of drinking milk out of those tiny cartons.

5. Everything happens for a reason. I think I have this one figured out.

6. I am feeling very overwhelmed with my life right now, and I am questioning everything!

7. In times like these, you find out who your true friends are.

8. I can no longer handle people in my life who lie.

9. I learned Bunco, I loved Bunco and I hated Bunco. All in a 24 hour period.

10. I wish someone would hold me and tell me that everything is going to be okay.

Side Note: I know all will be better soon. Right now it just feels like more then I can handle.


Anonymous said...

Oh, goodness me. I'm glad he's ok, I can't imagine what a panic that would be.

Ken said...

You never cease to amaze me. You are so much more than just a good person. You are one of the most human of all the humans I know. Thank you for this post!

Tiffany said...

I sure hope he recovers quickly. Poor guy. And i truly believe that you are a stronger person than you give yourself credit for. Hang in there.

g-man said...

HUG! Everything is going to be okay. /HUG!

I hope he feels better soon.

Ms. Salti said...

Stay strong! Hope the little one feels better soon!


Love your blog..frequent reader. Glad your sweet boy is better. I had bacterial meningitis 10 years ago. A mom with two sweet sons myself..it put my life in perspective as well. God has a purpose in every single measure of life...enjoy it!

I will be praying for you both.

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Patrice said...

That is so scary! I'm so glad that it turned out alright. Hang in there! Hope your son feels better soon & you too!

Carolina Girl said...

Bless your heart!!! I'm so sorry. Hugs to you!!! Lots of hugs!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me. There is not a day that goes by that I do not relish in the woman you have become. As Gman so eloquently said "Hug...everything is going to be okay...Hug'

Now let's go wash our face and do one very small thing on the to do list and celebrate it as the greatest accomplishment in your life. Baby steps sweetheart, baby steps.

All my love,


RPM said...

Wow, glad to hear he's going to be OK! You're a great Mom.

kristi said...

That is too scary! Glad he is okay.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how stressful! I am sooo glad that he is okay! And yes, it is amazing how a bad situation can show you who your real friends are, as well as show you what is most important in life.
hugs to you!