Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Got Guilt?

As a mother of three, there are things I feel guilty about when it comes to my kids.

Let me give you a little background.  My mother has suffered with migraines since she was about thirty-two.  They are debilitating, painful, and last forever.  After having my son, I was also diagnosed with chronic migraines.  I have discovered my triggers, but unfortunately they are lack of sleep and stress (how can you have three kids, a husband, and a full time job and not be stressed or tired!!!!). 

I have learned to live with the migraines, but my son has to live with them as well.  At about two years old my son was getting really sick every two or three months.  He would throw up (sorry TMI) everything he ate and then he would pass out dead tired for the next 15 hours.  Seriously, he would look like death warmed over.  This happened two or three times over the coarse of the next year and I decided enough was enough and took him to the doctors.  Guess what?  He was diagnosed with migraines as well.  Poor guy!

There is light at the end of the tunnel for him though.  When he hits puberty - they should go away.  He is now old enough that he can tell me when a migraine is coming on and knows that he needs to take his medicine and go lay down to take his "nap". I feel terrible that I have passed this onto him.  It doesn't seem fair that a five year old should have to deal with something as awful as a migraine, hence......


Am I the only one out there that feels this way?



1 comment:

  1. I forgot that he gets those! Poor guy! :( I know you feel guilty, but I didn't know that they were hereditary. Don't feel guilty. You didn't do anything wrong. Plus, you take great care of him! :)