Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tiny update

We got Casey into community mental health last week and they said "cut and dried, ADHD." I was relieved and feel hopeful about medication, which they feel could help him "dramatically, witthin hours". But we don't get to see "the doctor" until AUGUST 12TH!!! grrrr. Long summer of him breaking everything and exhausting all of us.

My beautiful mom is not long for this world...spending every possible moment at her hospital. Her husband made the wise decision (he had no choice, she tried to get up every 5 minutes, 'round the clock, couldn't take meds any more, and basically lost her mind...he didnt sleep for weeks...) to bring her to a respite care place late last week, where they are doing everything they can to help her transition be comfortable. Shudder.

Never ever imagined having to literally watch her die. It is harrowingly sad and disturbing and traumatizing. Going back tonight. Jumping at every phone call. Wanting her to just finally be at peace but dreading IT with all my might. No appetite, in a fog.


Andrea said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. Remember, death is the very same thing as birth, only it's going the other way. I hope you both find as much peace as you need.

Summer said...

I'm so sorry about your mom. Hugs

Alexandra said...

I'm so sorry you and your family have to go through this. It sounds so hard and so painful. Wishing your mom eventual peace and you the space to grieve.

Kelley said...

Oh, I'm SO glad you have a diagnosis to work with now. I hope the meds work for you; I might be trying something for Josh soon. I hate the idea of medicating him, but he's rather out of control right now.