Oh, Gloria, that's awful! I'm glad that there are people who will take in foster kids, but it really does seem like both the kids & foster parents are treated like ****, cogs in a machine, pawns in a game, whatever. That's not how decent people should treat kids or the people trying to take care of them. :evil:
This is the reason that DH and I are waiting until our 4 are older to become foster parents. I have a good friend that works in Social services and she says it is too hard on Bio children when for whatever reasons the foster kids are taken away unexpectedly. She says that until the preteen years it leaves the bio kids feeling less then secure and worried they could be taken away
My DH isn't doing well. Sunday he developed a pain in his back & thought he'd pulled a muscle, but it didn't get better despite rest, ice, ibuprofen, tylenol, heating pad, and whiskey. ;) He felt a bit better on Monday but then by the evening he was literally doubled over in pain, gasping for breath from the pain; there were no urgent care appointments available and he refused to go to the ER. He had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday morning and his doctor said it might be a pinched nerve or it might be a kidney stone but it seems to be in the wrong place for either of those things. And for some reason she didn't order any testing while he was there! Then Tuesday night he started getting a tingling sensation spreading into his groin along with the pain that still nothing seems to be helping, so today he's going in for an x-ray and urinalysis. He was supposed to go out to his dad's place for a party tonight but that's out. I hope whatever it is doesn't spoil our plans for the Winter Solstice!
I hope you get an answer soon and the pain stops! Sounds terrible. Have them check his gall bladder too, that was excruciating and felt like it was in my back the first time it happened.
I am going to be doing some fun work for free for a guy who runs a website about chefs. I'll be interviewing awesome NYC chefs and writing articles. Fun!
Stacey, that sounds like a Kidney stone to me. Hopefully that is what it is and it passes quickly
They said the x-ray doesn't show any kidney stones, and the urine tests all came back fine with the exception of protein. The protein was a 30, which is in the "slightly elevated" range, and on its own not something to be concerned about. No signs of infection at least, that's definitely good. He's been alternating Tylenol & ibuprofen by the clock and the pain in his back is manageable, but his groin is still numb which is freaking him out. His doctor is supposed to call him back tomorrow morning but the advice nurse was stumped. I'll mention gall bladder to him to ask the doctor about.
I have been out for awhile my brother-in-law passed away from colon cancer and I went to Arizona to be with my sister. He had been fighting it for 4 years but it was a little unexpected because they have given him some promising news a couple months ago, but I guess after all the chemo his organs just couldn't take anymore. They told him they couldn't do anything else and he died a week later, so I guess it was a blessing in a way that he went fast at the end. It is just a difficult time for it to happen so close to Christmas.
I went to visit my son while I was over there and he just got orders and he is going to Okinawa, Japan in May. So I guess I am going to have to start learning Japanese and saving up for a plane ticket so I can go visit him. At least he can take his family there, he is looking forward to it they say the beaches are really beautiful.