The kids are waiting at the end of the driveway for their bus as I type. I have been in bed for 2 days with a fever and an ache all over my body that I was sure would kill me. One holiday down and only 2 to go before we begin to see a bit of normalcy around here.
Yesterday was tough for my DH and Rosa. Ruthie is easily triggered and manipulated by others and their emotions. Alyssa hasn't changed much with her brief 4 days in the hospital and came back as mouthy as ever. She is smart and figured out Ruthie could be drug into her crap and then she had a partner in crime. Ruthie becomes violent where Alyssa just sits there and feeds her damaging information, constantly stirring the pot. They had to be separated to keep it under control. She managed to go off a couple of times and had to be held at one point to protect Rosa. She had made the mistake of trying to help Michael pull himself together and Ruthie went off. Michael kept trying to tell her he was OK and defuse it but she was too far gone. It makes a simple situation into a major one.
Patches is home and holding it together, so far. Her meds have been increased and it will take a while for her to get used to them. I hope she is able to stay awake at school until then. When the holiday is over we will begin to decrease them, as long as she can handle it. Today she begins another round at the partial hospitalization program. Michael graduated last week and she and Alyssa will both start this week. Even if there is no progress, it will be a break for us here.
My house is trashed. I am too weak to do much. I have at least 2 appointments today that must be kept. Anyone feel like being me today? I'm not sure how I will make it through today without collapsing.