Saturday, December 4, 2010

news about my newest great-nephew

Apparently some of the many tests he has been given have revealed that he has cerebral palsy.

I confess this is not something I know much about but I will say that the niece of mine who is the mothre to this little guy already has a lot of challenges in her own life about her own health.

So, since I received this news less than an hour ago - I don't really know what to say.

It makes me feel sad and concerned.

Today, one of my BFFs (son's godmother) has invited Hubs and Baby Girl and myself to come over for food and friendship and possibly Rock Band.

I am looking forward to it and in fact, I'll go so far as to say I think I need that today.

Tomorrow is the funeral for a friend's father - it's a 1 and 1/2 hour's drive from here one way.  My attendance depends largely on weather conditions and on how Baby Girl is feeling.  She's been dealing with a cold and been very fussy lately.

I think some of these things, the feelings of not being able to help, the recurrence of other feelings of sadness from the loss of my own parents and such have had a negative impact on me over the past week or so, plus worry about the health and condition of my great-nephew (since we were informed something was wrong though no one was sure what originally) have contributed to my feelings of depression.

I haven't really talked about it because I had been feeling pretty good for awhile, but I have to confess, I've been wanting really junky food and/or booze.

I am now worried about hitting my Dec 11th goal - but I am reminding myself that if it takes a few days longer - that it's OK as long as I can continue to work on going there.

I think it's time for a long soak in the tub.


  1. I don't know much about CP either.. I am so sorry he was diagnosed with it.

    Sounds like there is so much going on right now... you need to be good to yourself. You CAN make your goal... you are strong and can come through this!

  2. a good soak can certainly help and I hope it does. What a rough time of things. Thinking of you and your family, Jayne. Be careful driving if you end up going..

  3. I am sorry you are having an upset weekend. Sending best wishes to you, and all the family


  4. I wish there was something more I could do... but like we both figured yesterday. You know?

    CP isn't a death sentence. Yes, it can be severe, but still don't know the severity of C's illness. Give it time before really grieving this.