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Stress level off the chart.

Jan 04, 2017 5:19 PM

My stress level had gone completely off the chart this morning. I woke, made tea asked my 11 yr old to open the door . My hands being full of tea, smokes and phone. He did this the stepped aside. Im just about to step outside when i hear a loud groan behind me i turn to see him face down on the carpet which is on tiles, having a siezure, blood pouring out his nose.
Needless to say that as usual I panic instead of staying calm. Screaming for my daughter while running for his medication and trying to get it squirted up his nose as best i can.
While also trying to call ambos!!
We're now at the women's and children's hospital I'm still shaking like a nervous wreck, crying like someones died ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ข
I have found out that mr 12 haf told porky pies about taking his meds. Hadn't been for a couple of days. I think he maybe will continue to take it religiously now. Especially when I get a daily dose box for him. Might get one for me as well so he doesn't feel like its just him on meds .
Ok feeling less stressed now I've written it down.
Just need a smoke and a coffee๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Jan 04, 2017 7:17 PM

My teen occasionally decides he no longer needs his meds. He doesn't have seizures, he has Oppositional Defiance Disorder- so he gets angry and aggressive. He's huge and freakishly strong. I feel for you. It's hard to convince them they need meds when they feel like they don't want the meds, or one of their very wise teen friends tells them that meds are used to control them, they damage the brain, they cause addiction.....or whatever. Seriously, this parenthood gig is not for wimps! Hang in there.

Jan 06, 2017 5:27 AM

Thank you FatiguedFighter it does help to know that I'm not the only one struggling with life.
Hangin on with my chewed off fingernails!!

Jan 06, 2017 9:40 AM

Ouchithurts I know the feeling my 10 year old was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mid Aug and she's going thro a difficult time of saying why her, why can't they fix her pancreas and the one that is the hardest is that she doesn't want to have her insulin anymore.
Unfortunately I've had to say to her that if she doesn't have her insulin it will put her in hospital in a diabetic coma with lots of major organ problems.....OR.....the most dangerous as it's almost instanstant if her blood sugars drop too low she WILL die if she doesn't have sugar immediately.

I know it's harsh to say things like this to a 10 year old but if I don't say it like this and she doesn't do what needs to be done then the awful truth is that it will kill her

Jan 06, 2017 11:44 AM

Ouchithurts2, I'm so sorry your day has been so stressful. It's very hard not to panic when our children, or grandchildren need immediate medical treatment. Though mine went from chronic illnesses it's scary just the same. And it's hard getting children who think they're old enough to know it all to follow instructions from adults, who they see as old and dumb (or not as smart). Because of my own issues that could pose an emergency (asthma & POTS) I have taught my grandchildren where my meds are, how to call for help, and posted or addy on the refrigerator. I'm sending you gentle comforting hugs, love & prayers! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

Jan 07, 2017 12:16 PM

That's not that harsh sezzy. My mom always told me in a flare up if I don't move they could have to cut my leg off because it can fet so swollen it's almost impossible to get the swelling down.

Jan 07, 2017 1:11 PM

Horsesnuggler I'm so sorry it has to be this way and I can tell you that as a mum it's so hard to say things like this but we know if we don't say it the way it is - that if you don't move your leg it will have to be amputated or if my girl doesn't take her insulin or treat a hypo (sugar levels dropping dangerously low) then she'll end up critically I'll or not here - then the harsh truth is that what we're saying will come true.
It breaks my heart so I know it must break your mum's heart as well but we're only doing and saying what we think is best for you and how you will take what we're saying seriously.....sugar coating it isn't an option when it concerns your limbs and your life.

I hope your having a better day today Horsesnuggler and so is everyone else here as well. As pain free as possible xx

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