Well, I had a post half-written on Monday morning, and my phone must have eaten it! I’ll do my best to recreate it for tomorrow!
I was in the emergency room a good part of yesterday with my 17 year old daughter. She has been having some difficulty with her job and the fact that she has to stand in one place. She has passed out 3 times in the past 2 weeks, this morning was strike 3!
We had been to pediatrician’s office the first time. Found no underlying cause, went to ER this time to be sure to run blood work, etc. The only thing we found out was that she was dehydrated. So they hooked up an IV and pushed a bag of fluids through her. Her body must’ve needed that because even after the fluids, it was still 2 hours before she had to pee!
After questioning her, I found out she had only drank 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of coke on Sunday, slept late this morning and did not eat or drink anything before going in to work at 6 am. She also broke up with her boyfriend 3 weeks ago and I found out she is not eating well either. I should have seen this coming!
Needless to say, we had long discussions today about drinking plenty of fluids all throughout the day (she works in a clean environment and cannot have drink except at breaks.)
She graduated a year early and will be attending tech school for now, but hopes to go off to school in January. I told her she has to learn how to take care of herself when mama’s not around to remind her!
Preparing them to leave
I feel some mommy guilt, as I have been fighting some of my own battles the past couple of weeks and don’t feel I have had time to give her my attention, it is very real, they do still need you at 17!
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