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My DD is ten months old and so far I've worried her whole life about how much she eats. Day in and day out. Every single meal. She's had so many different tests. She's been hospitalized twice. I know you all have similar stories, a lot of you worse than mine.
I've tried so hard to stay strong throughout this. I really have. But I feel like just don't have any more strength to give. Every time I think she's going to be ok, something else happens. A week ago today daycare called and said she was breathing 'raspy' and her lips, hands and feet had turned blue/purple. By the time my DH and I got there she was ok. It had never happened before and it hasnt' happened since. We brought her to the doc, but they just saw a baby that was pretty happy and nice and pink and had 100% oxygen levels and clear lungs. I've been a mess since then. I can't relax. I'm constantly worried and anxious. My muscles in my shoulders and arms won't relax no matter how hard I try. I got super angry and depressed two days after it happened. Everytime the phone rings my heart pounds as I'm nervous it will be daycare calling again saying something else has happened. I called my doc the day after I got angry/sad to try to go talk to her about depression but she can't see me until tomorrow. Now I'm wondering if it's more anxiety rather than depression. I've never been treated for either and I'm super nervous about it (which sounds rather funny - I'm nervous about being treated for anxiety!).
How do you all deal with all this? How do you deal with the daily battles of trying to get enough calories into your kids and the constant worry if they will be ok? I mean, how do you personally deal with it emotionally and mentally? Yes, I'll talk to my doc about it tomorrow, but thought I'd seek out your advice too since you are all so much closer to what I'm dealing with than anyone else.
<span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS">Xty</span>
Oh Xty... I wish i had some good advice for you, but i don't. I don't really deal well with things either... I just pretty much try to take everything one day, one hour, one moment at a time. It's so frustrating though, the rollercoaster where you start to think things are going well... and then they stop. I hope your doctor can help you out tomorrow. *Hugs*
*hugs* hun. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I have no real good advice. I just take it one day at a time. I try to tell myself that if my child is happy thats as good as healthy for me. *hugs*
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)