Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Anxiety Overload!

Lately my emotions have been running on high! Having a new baby is such a wonderful experience, but lately the anxiety has become overwhelming. On Monday Chase began having little spasms that looked like a cross between and seizure and constipation. His little body would stiffen and his arms would jerk upward. This of course sent me into a panic frenzy! I started searching the Internet hoping to find something positive. I came across lots of horrible things which only added to my extreme stress level. I thought for sure that something terrible was going to happen to my baby. He had about 5 episodes total in the past few days. All I could do was sit and watch him all hours of the day. I literally could not eat or sleep.

I took him to see the pediatrician. The Dr. actually got to see what Chase was doing. He told me that he really didn't think it was anything neurological. He thinks it just might be acid reflux or bad gas. I am trying everything to convince myself that Chase is really okay. Can I accept the fact that my children may actually be okay?

This is what Nathan and I are left with! Evan passed away in his sleep and we are left worrying sick about our other children. And I mean sick! Every little thing that happens may be something horrible in my mind. It is almost as if I am looking for things to be wrong. I can't just accept that my children will be perfectly fine. The anxiety at this point is so incredibly overwhelming. I have spent two days functioning at a very low level. How do I learn to live and not worry about every little thing that happens with my children?

I have just been praying so hard that God will keep my children safe and healthy.

Note to self........STAY OFF THE INTERNET!


K said...

Sorry to hear Chase having problems. I hope he can feel better and you can feel calmer.

I was pointed to your blog by Eve at Pour away the ocean. My three year old son Drew passed away unexpectedly in his sleep one year ago from yesterday. We feel like massive worriers about our surviving twin. My husband and I say we have "won" a one way ticket to worry wart street.

K said...

Sorry for your loss of Evan as well.

"While we try and teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."