I struggled with what to post today and I’m going to try to walk the line between oversharing and not being open. After my successful six mile run last Saturday I have done nothing at all because on Sunday Eli had to go to the ER for a rare complication from his procedure a couple of weeks ago.
He was admitted to the children’s hospital for two nights and had to have another colonoscopy done Monday night. The doctors and nurses and techs at Shands Children’s Hospital were wonderful and really helped us through the ordeal.
It was terrifying and exhausting and draining and I ended up taking the whole week off of work and working out so that I could just be close by to monitor how he was recovering. We’ve been home since Tuesday and Eli’s acting and feeling just fine (although he is a bit paranoid about random people showing up with needles to poke him, poor baby). The doctors feel confident that he’s going to be just fine but it’ll take a while for me to relax (talk to me in September).
My blog kind of kept itself going last week due to the magic of prewriting and prescheduling a bunch of posts on Saturday but my diet and fitness are just not a priority right now. I did lose about seven pounds in three days from not eating at all, but since we’ve been home it’s been a free for all with chinese food delivery and pringles.
I did learn that I’m stronger than I knew and that I can do what has to be done for my kids no matter how hard it is. Now I just have to find a way to trust that everything is going to be ok and start finding a little balance again.