Thursday, September 24, 2009

Without warning

We got a call that DS2 has been having all sorts of severe chest pain the last while. (Gee, thanks for letting us know but that is besides the point.) He was taken to see the Nurse Practitioner at their hometown to see what was going on. Two weeks later she is finally able to read the results and he has an enlarged atrium.

DS2 is my step-son and he lives with his mom about 2 hours away from here (near where DD2 moved to). This means we don't really have any information as to what could have caused this enlarged atrium or what is involved in the care of said problem. It is a little scary not knowing and having no idea what to expect.

His appointment with the Internalist was scheduled for Oct 2 but thanks to a cancellation the doctor's receptionist got him in for tomorrow at 10.

My husband is several hours away from home working and will not be able to make it back for the appointment. I will be going in his place. His ex-wife and I do get along although i do get frustrated as to how little effort she spends in trying to keep us informed.

I am not freaking out about this appointment or his health; i know it will all work out, and, in the grand scheme of things, this is small potatoes to what some people go through with their children. I am just really looking forward to getting this appointment over so we can know what could have brought this one so suddenly (he is 15 years old) and what can be done medically for him - I know what can be done for him spiritually so please offer up a prayer for my son when you think of him...


  1. Thanks for the was how I was feeling. I hurt for that family but I know that his strength will get him through and will surpass his grief, plus he has the beautiful little girl to tend to which will keep him plenty busy.

    I am sorry to hear about your son (step) and I hope the appointment goes well.


  2. Hey there. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. ( i always love new readers and comments!)
    Hope your son's appointment goes well, and that the pain subsides.