Pretty sad the things we get grateful for...

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by lovemysons, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Young difficult child is alive. For that I am grateful.
    He has been court ordered for up to 90 days in psychiatric hospital.
    He tried to jump in front of a train the other night while high on xanax and was tackled by police.

    I am shaky and a bit numb.
    Honestly I am trying to prepare myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually for the worst case scenerio.

    LMS
     
  2. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    many, many, many {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}
     
  3. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Saying a prayer for you and your family. Sending caring thoughts and lots of hugs too.......I'm so sorry LMS.
     
  4. comatheart

    comatheart Active Member

    Oh my LMS. I'm so sorry to hear this. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  5. Addictsmom

    Addictsmom New Member

    One of the things that helped me over the many years I have been on this path is living for today. Today my difficult child is alive even though he's in jail. The biggest problem I have had was projecting. I try every day not to look to the future, but try to find some peace in what the situation is today. Today, after all, is all we have.
     
  6. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh, LMS, I am so, so sorry. All I can offer is {{{hugs}}}.

    I'm glad to hear that he is in a p-hospital.

    ~Kathy
     
  7. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member

    I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

    *Hugs*
     
  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    That is so scary...so sad.

    You have my family's prayers and the hope that your son will maybe see this as a turning point. One day at a time. ***hugs***
     
  9. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Goodness Gracious, Tammy. This year has been a son-of-a-gun for you and your family. I'm sorry that you are having to thank God again that he is safe for ninety days. I so hope he will "click" with one of the professionals and believe that the future can be better if he accepts and treats his illnesses.

    You, once again, need to focus on you, husband and easy child and get back to a less stressful lifestyle. Three months of good sleep will help alot. As always, my friend, I'm with you. Hugs DDD
     
  10. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the support...

    Addictsmom, Yes, all we have is this day. Thank you for the reminder as I was definitely having a problem with projecting.

    DDD, I am walking around in slow motion...just very depressed. I just gave easy child a hug. I need to make a gratitude list.

    I wish I was more support to you all these days. I am at such a loss for words right now.

    Thank you all again for the care and most especially the prayers.
    Love,
    LMS
     
  11. Childofmine

    Childofmine trying to do this thing one day at a time Staff Member

    LMS, I am so glad he is in a place where he can get help for the next three months and I am so sorry you and he had to experience what you have. I pray these three months can be a period of peace and healing and rest for you, and for him, and that good things are on the other side of this bad thing. I am praying for you and your family tonight.
     
  12. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm holding you tight in my circle of prayers LMS................
     
  13. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    I'm grateful that your son is unharmed and that he is in a safe place for a long enough time that he can, hopefully, detox his body and mind and get treatment for his illness. Please use this time to care for YOU first before H, easy child and even your beautiful grandchildren.
     
  14. Terryforvols

    Terryforvols Member


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  15. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Tammy, I am so very sorry! It is hard to imagine the pain you feel. He needs more help than you can give him and has for a long time. Hugs and prayers for all of you.


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  16. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Prayers and gentle loving hugs for your family.
     
  17. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Tammy, I'm also sending many prayers and hugs. This has certainly been such an emotional roller coaster with young difficult child.

    Deb
     
  18. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Thank you all so much for the prayers.

    As it stands...I don't know what is going to happen next.
    difficult child claims that his Dr can order his release as early as tomorrow! I will be in absolute shock if this happens.

    I talked to difficult child last night and he did not sound well. He sounded irritated. They now have him on Tegretol, Cymbalta, and a few other medications...apparently they are trying to wean off of his pain medications too and he is quite upset about it.

    daughter in law continues to flip flop...One minute she is leaving young difficult child possibly pursuing new older man. The next minute she is at the state psychiatric hospital visiting young difficult child...like yesterday.

    I guess I will have to stay out of their marriage as young difficult child told me to last night on the phone. Apparently daughter in law tells him some of what I suggest to her. I just don't want to see her and especially the grandkids get hurt.
    Joey...My oldest Grandchild told his mom the other day, "Can't we just have a normal day?" So much of their little lives involves seeing young difficult child in a bad condition.

    For today I am trying to rest in the moment...in the knowledge that for right now young difficult child is safe at the hospital under court order until a Dr releases him.

    My mind wonders though...this is a tough time.
    Thank you all again for being here for me.
    Love,
    LMS
     
  19. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    Hugs for you and difficult child. I am glad to hear the police got to him in time and he is in a safe place, getting help.
     
  20. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry LMS. I am continuing to pray for you and for your family..........God bless.......
     
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