Everyone make it through Thanksgiving?

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Everyone make it through Thanksgiving?
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Sun, 11-27-2011 - 8:48am

Good morning everyone.

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Sun, 11-27-2011 - 4:57pm

We made it though great. Got V (the bf) to compromise on the time for dinner. He wanted to eat at 1ish and I prefer 6. My oldest had dinner at 1 with her bfs family (that was a hard one can' believe we are at the point) so we ate at 4 =). Dinner went great and he knows Christmas is at my house, LOL.

I am grateful for asthma meds because without them my oldest and myself could not breath. I am hoping the meds start working better for her and she can go back to running!!!

I am also grateful for peaceful holidays. I do not miss the years spent with my ex inlaws!!

I am also grateful the four deers that have crossed my path since I hit the one have done so far enough in front of me that I haven't them!!

I am also grateful that my son made it to counseling last week!!

I am also grateful that V and I are figuring things out and didn't give up


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Sun, 11-27-2011 - 9:55pm

We survived fine. Thanksgiving day the kids went with their dad to his moms and had soup for thanksgiving meal...then Friday I cooked a real Thanksgiving meal which Mark actually paid for. It turned out ok and since Mark paid for the food I let him join us and let him take half of the leftovers home.

I am thankful Mark is behaving himself enough that the vendictive is still quiet and passive so I can ignore it...I rant about it internally later but I can manage to ignore it at the moment so he does not get any satisfaction.

April, how old is your shower head?...I just heard about a microbacterial that grows in the shower head and causes respitory problems....My asthma was getting worse and worse and when I heard about that I pulled my shower head and threw it away and got a new one....slowly my asthma is getting better.

http://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/ntm/

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Sun, 11-27-2011 - 10:00pm
That is a good question. I rent so I bet its old. Will have to replace it!! But I like mine but breathing is more important

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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 2:27pm
I wish I could say that the holiday break was calm, but I guess it could have been worse. It started with me having bronchitis and then food poisoning. Then, we went to the in-laws, which always drives me nuts. Somehow though, dh got into an argument with his parents. It was a misunderstanding that got blown out of proportion and I have ds in the kitchen eating, but he could still hear some of my mil's louder moments. But when ds told me he thought their arguing was his fault and ask me if they were kicking each other, I had enough. DH stomped out of the house and drove around the block to cool off, but me and the kids were left in the aftermath with ds still not understanding what was going on. And, I started to feel like when my mom would just drive off and leave when I was a kid. I just shut down completely. Everything got resolved, but then dh started having spells where he was passing out and would stop breathing. He would just be standing there, then suddenly his eyes would roll back in his head, he would fall over and not be breathing. My mil didn't even care or try to help him and she's an RN! He came to each time, but it happened about 10-12 times over three days. I'm not sure what to do. I keep googling, but can't find a good explanation. He's seeing his doctor on Wednesday, so hopefully that will get figured out.
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 6:51pm

Oh dear, Chipper, I am so sorry y'all had such a rough time.

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 1:27pm
This seems to be the first time that it's happened. His mother is just so wrapped up in herself that she didn't really care about what was going on. Also, my mother called last night and left a message informing me that she was coming by between 4:30 and 5:30am this morning to see Gavin. She never showed up. I'm sure it was done just to freak me out. Things had been so nicely quiet on that front for while. Everyone loved the baby and today is the older one's 5th birthday. Yea! DH is going to the doctor today, so hopefully this will be resolved soon. Thank you!
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 8:48pm

Yikes, the very idea of your mother showing up at 5 in the morning is just ludicrous!

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 10:12am

Chipper, how did your DH's doctor appointment go?

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 10:21am
We got some good news. The stopping breathing is coming from muscle spasms around his lungs. He's been having them throughout his shoulder and back, but apparently when the muscles around his lungs are spasming and then clenching down - it makes him pass out and not breath. The doc (who he decided he loves) is putting him on some anti-spasm muscle relaxers, gave him tips on how to prevent it again and prescribes rest, massage, better pain management and more physical therapy. I was expecting worse, so this is definitely good.
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 12:46pm

I may have read something wrong, if so I apologize. I think I saw that he had these episodes when he was a child (around his mom) He has not had these episodes when he was around you.....

He had an episode while arguing with his mom....

to me this sounds like she adds too much stress on him which causes the muscles to tighten up and spasm which causes the problem....since she is insensitive to you and your healing, I doubt she really cares that her behavior is deadly to her son....my prescription is little to no time with her and when you do have to be around her have a pact that when she starts pushing and adding the stresses to either of you it is time to say good-bye and go home..Even if you were there for dinner and dinner has not yet been served.

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