Saturday, January 20, 2007


I know that I have been extremely absent lately. So much has happened this week. I will tell you more about what has been happening in Sarah's life.

On Monday I left work early to go to the doctor, I have a viral infection of some kind and she did not want me to go back to work until at least Thursday. I told her that I would give her Tuesday but I cannot guarantee the rest of the week. (I HATE staying home all day long). Anyway... I get home and my older daughter is at my house doing laundry. When she finished she called Sarah to come and get her and Sarah asked if my husband could drive her home. They all piled into the van and left. A few minutes later my husband came back with Sarah and the baby. Sarah was a mess. She had been crying (I know that I told you all that she had been laid off at work but I don't think that I had told you that she had been called back 2 times and laid off again 2 times, extremely depressing) She came in and asked if she could just stay with us that night. No problem. My husband started to talk to her (he is a therapist) and she admitted to him that if someone would have been home with her so that she knew her son would be alright she probably would have killed herself. When David asked her on a scale of one to one hundred with one being not really and one hundred being if I had a gun right now I would blow my head off where was she, she stated that she really just did not know. (Later my husband told me that is what worried him, the "I don't know". He knew that if she answered a small number we really did not have to worry and if she would have answered a high number we did not have to worry, telling me that had she stated 100, he would have thought maybe this was an attention thing because if someone says 100, they would have done it already, not telling anyone.) He told her that he was going to make a phone call in the morning and he wanted to take her to someone to talk to. He said that because he is her step father and he loves her, he cannot do any therapy with her.

So, on Tuesday he went into work and called a friend of his. He brought Sarah to see the therapist and after talking to Sarah for about an hour decided that she needed to be hospitalized. She agreed.

She has been in the hospital since Tuesday, she is getting better and I think she really needed this. David and I have the baby and let me tell you, I am just not used to having a baby to deal with 24/7. He is just the love of my life but I need a break (see, I am at work today and he is at home with his papa, he-he)

So, that is what is going on in my world lately. Hope everything is going great for everyone else.


mackenzie1975 said...

OMG. That just hits too close to home. My stomach is churning from this post. Is it the doldrums this time of year or what? Lots of people are feeling this. THANK GOD for you and your husband and for the help you are able to get and give her. PLEASE watch her like a hawk even if she says she is alright. I am praying for you and thinking about you and your family.

abbagirl74 said...

Dearest Karin,
My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope that Sarah gets the needed rest and is able to return home to her baby and family quickly. I am sorry to hear about all of this. Hang in there Mamma! You are going to be alright!

Weekends Off said...

It sounds as thought she is in the best possible place right now and I am so thankful that she went willingly for help and that she came to ya'll instead of trying to fix it herself.

I will remember all of you in my prayers, hang in there honey!

Sandy said...

I am so glad she is getting help. She is exactly where she needs to be. With your and your husbands love and support, she will get better.

YoMomma203 said...

Oh no. I can't think of any worse fear for a parent than that of losing a child.

Thank God she has such excellent parents!

Is part of this postpartum?

I'm glad she is getting the help she needs. Remember when you told me if I needed to talk to e-mail you.

Well the same holds true here.

Anonymous said...

Good thoughts and prayers to you .

Weekends Off said...

Hi Karin, I just popped in to see how things were going...hopefully much better!

Keepin ya in my prayers dear!

SolarisGal said...

I agree 100% with sandy, and I'm very glad that she's exactly where she needs to be. Thank goodness you and your husband are both very caring people.

YoMomma203 said...

Hi Karin,

I was hunting for an update too.

I hope things are going better.