difficult child update

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Nancy, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It was a long day of counseling, education sessions, tests and hours of waiting her turn but she did fine and seemed very relieved it was over. husband went to all the sessions with her except the procedure of course and reported she handled it very well and never waivered. We agreed to pay for an IUD, what a huge relief. husband said the place was mobbed which certainly demonstrates the need for a place women can go for help. On the way home husband brought her to easy child's apartment where we were just finishing unpacking. We ordered pizza and ate as a family for the first time in a very long time.

    When we got home difficult child went to bed and said how wonderful it felt and that she never wanted to sleep anywhere else again. LOL we were a little worried about that comment. She slept in late, showered, ate and asked if she could bring back one of our old tv's to the house since the one they had broke. I agreed since we were just going to recycle them anyway. I drove her back and a couple of the girls helped me carry it in and we set it up. They were all excited that they could watch tv now.

    difficult child hugged us and thanked us for everything we did for her. And so we once again sent her back to the sober house to try and learn how to live in a sober world.

    Thanks for all your support, I certainly felt it yesterday. We were all very much at peace and felt this was definitely the right thing to do.

  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I"m so glad. I'm glad you all feel at peace. She obviously made the right decision.
  3. toughlovin

    toughlovin Guest

    Phew. I have been thinking about you. Thanks for the update.

  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like everything went well. I'm glad. Sending hugs and saying prayers that this is the turnaround point for difficult child.
  5. pepperidge

    pepperidge New Member

    Thanks for the update. I have been wondering how it went. I am glad for all of you that you have passed that hurdle. Hope she recommits to sobriety.
    Hope you have something nice and calming planned for this weekend. You are great parents.
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Thank you for the update. Sending you more peace and brighter days for your family.
  7. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Happy to hear this part is over and she is healthy. I pay her recovery goes smoothly. Thinking of you...
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    I'm glad she's feeling OK. And your decision re the IUD was wonderful.

    I hope she continues to make good decisions - good for HER.
  9. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Nancy, I didn't see the other post, so when I saw this one, I went back to read.

    Sending big caring hugs to you. I'm glad that difficult child came to this decision herself, with support from you, husband and easy child. I hope things continue to get better for difficult child.

    On a side note, tell M congrats on the new apartment !

  10. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have been waiting to hear an update and I am relieved to hear that all went well. Glad to hear she decided on the IUD. Excellent choice. I went on that in HS as soon as I learned I was allergic to the BC pill. Make sure you give her another hug from me next time you see her and also give yourself one too.
  11. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    I logged in just to see if you has updated . I'm glad things went smoothly and she sounds to be coping well.

    I applaud you for standing up for and with her as she made a decision on how to handle this all. I'm very glad about the iud. I hope she continues to cope well but also uses this series of poor decisions as a reminder on the better choices she can and needs to make in many areas.

    I have nothing to make me feel this but something keeps whispering to my inner thoughts that your daughter is beginning a turn around and is going to do better, do well even.
  12. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I'm so glad that again she came to this decision on her own, she is at peace with the decision and that all went well. Also, that your family had a calm day. Surely, your support in this crisis must mean a lot to her. Prayers that it was a powerful learning experience and that she is ready and able to re-commit to a life of sobriety.
  13. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    I just sent you a PM before I saw this update. I'm glad all went well and that you and your husband supported her through this difficult time. I'm glad that she went back to the sober house without an argument. That comment would have scared me, too.

  14. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    You're a great mom! Thank you for the update, I was holding my breath!
  15. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Hugs to all....so glad to know it all went so amazingly smooth.
  16. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm glad it went smoothly and she opted for the IUD. Am gladder still she's once again in the sober house.
  17. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What a relief to read how well it went. Sounds like the facility made sure that all the bases were covered which in the long run should be beneficial. Kuddos to your husband. I'm glad the four of you interacted as a family. Hugs DDD
  18. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    I am so glad it went well and so glad you had some family time. I hope you are sleeping well too. And that this is the beginning of more peaceful times ahead.
  19. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    It sounds like things went as well as one could hope for - I'm glad everyone can move on now.
  20. jinger

    jinger Guest

    Each day will be a new day for the rest of her life. My heart goes out to you all.

    " May she be safe. May she be healthy. May she be joyful. May she be free."