Friday, August 26, 2005

More than I can handle?

I'm not sure yet?!

In addition to everything else Rick's oldest son was arrested and is in jail. Actually he is in a detention center which we have been told is pretty bad, but not at all like anything he has experienced before.

He has called many times begging for us to bail him out-he has promised the world if only we would. But luckily Rick hasn't and I don't think he will. He has finally hit bottom and Rick has accepted that he needs to be there for a bit to learn from this.

Rick wanted to bail him out right away, which I can't blame him-this is his son, but he realized enabling him any further would only make the next time of hitting bottom even worse.

It doesn't make the 20 times + collect calls a day any easier to ignore.

His sister took us to a support group and Rick heard things he needed to hear from people who have been down this road before and I think that made the difference. I think his son has a chance as long as he doesn't take lightly the support he will have.

My Dad finally talked my Mom into going to the doctor. She was severely dehydrated from not wanting to eat or drink anything. They put her on and IV drip and gave my Dad some advice on how to keep that from happening again. He got her home and has been making her favorite meals and drinks and so far so good.

She still can't walk on her own but when I called today I heard her in the background yelling and complaining to him-and he laughed and said she is back to normal!

I hope everyone has a great weekend :)


Anonymous said...

Still sending you and yours positive energy--and healing vibes-and love! I hate to sound trite--but hang in there and know there are lots of people out there who care about you.

letti said...

hi there! great to hear that your mom is doing better and as fiesty as ever. Sorry to hear about rick's son though..reminds me of all the "tough love" lessons on the judge shows. Hang in there *hugs*