Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The whole truth

Well boys and girls---while I'm usually truthful in these posts--I haven't mentioned a few things. Today, because I am simply overwhelmed and wanting to hide my head-here it goes for better or worse.
Since May we've been dealing with my mother-in-laws very serious illness. The prognosis is very poor. My poor father-in-law has been dealing with the brunt of it. While the relationship with my in-laws started off rough,the edges have definitely smoothed and I love them dearly. This is hitting us hard.
My sister-in-law, who introduced me to my husband--and who I will be forever grateful too for that--is having issues. On Sunday everything came to a head and she overdosed on trazodone. Whether this was deliberate or accidental--it is a cry for help. She is currently being treated/stabilized.
Julia developed a rash on Saturday. We thought it was a contact dermatitis from her skating outfit. I worked all weekend--and last night got a real good look at it. Yeah--I think we have a nice case of shingles here. We're heading to the doctor's at 1 to get confirmation.

All of this is on top of the normal busy schedule of 2 jobs, 3 kids--with multiple doctor appts and sports activites, plus the normal day to day of our lives. I would like to say a normal, boring life would be nice right now. I'd even settle for halfway boring.
So, thank you all for listening and please say a few prayers that I keep my sanity--which is borderline at the best of times and currently is tipping sideways. Ted and I have been through alot in our 13 year relationship, and we'll make it through this, but really--haven't we had way more then our fair share???


Mala said...

OH NO! Hang in there. I'm thinking of you all!

bella1021 said...

:( hugs... let me know if you need anything.. hopefully Julia has a mild case of the shingles like I did...:(

lots of prayers as well....

emily said...

let me know if there is anything that i can do. jessica was right, i did have a TERRIBLE case of shingles when i was in kindergarden. i will never forget how awful it was. and, you were right, i turned out relatively well adjusted and healthy. julia will be fine.
let me know if i can help. thinking of you guys. xoxo

Shannon said...

Oh, hon, I don't know how I missed this post. I'm so sorry for all you are going through. We lost my mother-in-law last year to a prescription drug overdose (purposeful) and it was/continues to be very difficult. You know where I am if you need something.

Maria said...

Oh J., how AWFUL. It sounds like just too much to bear. So, I will pray for all of you that peace and sweet relief comes soon.