How to deal with huge family problems while pregnant... Need advice...

Jessica - posted on 11/17/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies... I hope everyone is well and feeling good at this point in your pregnancy... The reason for this post is due to a recent event that happened to me in the last few days... My dad (who lives with me as well as my mom) decided that he was going to go off of his bi-polar meds which if you know anything about this disease you know that this is never a good thing... I can't say for certain exactly what caused this event to take place but it did... Yesterday we had to call 911 to come and get him because he refused to go to the ER on his own... So needless to say my mom and I spent most of the day at the local hospital... He will not speak to us and is very ticked to put it mildly at this point... Because he is a veteran he has been moved to a veterans hospital in another city quite a ways away from where we live which means that we can't go see him all the time... The thing is that I am so totally drained in every way possible and just can't pull myself together... I have 2 children to take care of and a husband who depends on me... So now what?... Do I just say forget about the whole thing and not deal with it or do I deal with it and feel like I am right now... The reason that this frustrates me so much is that this weekend we are having a birthday party for both of our girls and I have so much to do but I just can't bring myself to do any of it... I am so tired and don't know what to do... If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to tell me... Thanks in advance...

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Jessica - posted on 12/13/2011

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Thanks Ashley... I really appreciate the advice.... Since my post my dad has come home and the party went off without a hitch... Things are better as far as he is concerned but as always things just keep coming one right after another... I guess it is just comes with the territory of having a husband who is 19 years older than you and having a 21 year old step daughter... It is always something in my life and to make things worse I am having major issues with my stomach and my BP... My last pregnancy was fine for the most part but this one is a real doozy... But on a good note I have pretty much gotta my stomach under control thanks to my dr and the meds he gave me that would under any other circumstance be given to a kemo patient... But hey they work and I can eat and not feel crappy so whatever works is fine with me so all is good on that front... Thanks again for the advice...

Ashley - posted on 12/08/2011

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First of all I know the feeling! Second of all, from what I know and have heard about Bi-Polar there usually isnt anything to prevokes an individual to go off their meds! I strongly believe you need to deal with your dads situation as itll keep bugging you til you do, which may mean coming to terms with the fact that you cant do anything. With him being far away, try to plan family trips to see him whenever possible! As for the party, ask family and friends to step up and help out getting organized and ready for it! Anyone who understands will gladly step up! Good Luck!

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