Wednesday, July 4, 2007

To Hawaii and back

Just had a whirlwind trip to Hawaii and it was good. Went to Maui and spent time on the many beaches. Went snorkeling, did the road to Hana, went to Lahaina and shopped until we dropped. I was very close to canceling this trip because of my son's condition but he did OK .Still had some flare-ups on the trip but he was able to participate in most of the activities. Today, however, was a very bad day for him. Almost had to take him to the ER again. Tried to get him into the regular doctor but they were booked up and they can't make any room for him until tomorrow afternoon. It's very frustrating. Looks like they are going to have to run some more tests on him just to rule things out. Meanwhile, I am still looking at different things and combination of things. Something has got to work.


The Family Jewels said...

I am glad that you didn't cancel your trip. You are a great mother and you deserve to do things for yourself. Your son is very lucky to have such a dedicated mom, but if you don't take care of yourself in all of this you will be of no help to him.

BetteJo said...

Happy to hear about the trip, sorry to hear about more flare ups for your son. Unfortunately what works for one does not work for others. Don't give up - I know you will find the answers for him. There is just no absolute cure, only some control. What works for a while - may not work later. Maybe the tests will find something out that is more easily treated. Sounds more like he is having bouts of colitis more than just garden variety IBS. IBS rarely sends anyone to the hospital. I'm sending good luck and wishes that all works out and your son feels better. Hang in there!

palette48 said...

Thanks bettejo and tonia. Your support has meant a lot. It is a scary time as I have never seen my son go through anything like this before. I realize I have to give the probiotics and other things more time to work. I am also looking into the hypnotherapy which I myself have done as well as some other things for controlling the pain. You both are awesome!

Sebastian said...

Hi Palette!

You should have told me you were in Hawaii! I am also on summer holiday in Hawaii! I am staying on the island of Oahu in Honolulu.

I got here from Mexico City about 2 weeks ago and will be staying for the entire summer season until late September.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!!!


palette48 said...

Hey Sebastian,

I hope you are having a good time on Oahu. Wished I could have stayed longer on Maui but had to get back.
Enjoy the surf and sun!