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number9 Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:01 PM
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I know the reason for my sudden depression
I lied in an earlier thread. I was feeling down - very down - and couldn't figure out why. I'm usually a fairly level person.

Just found out that my son - 15 - who lives with his mother in a town 90 miles away - had a bad 4-wheeler accident while riding on some sand dunes in the middle of nowhere last night. He severely damaged one of his kidneys, and may have to have an operation to have it taken out. He was taken by ambulance to another town - a bigger one with better medical facilities - that is another 100 miles away.

Have to wait until the frigging bank opens tomorrow morning before I can take off -

Wish him luck and send those positive thoughts.

Thanks for your understanding folks.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:02 PM
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1. from one dad to another...
(and one who, alas, doesn't live with his kids on a daily basis, either), all prayers and wishes to your son for a speedy recovery...
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:02 PM
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2. Sorry to hear about that!!!
All good karma to you!!! Hope everything works out fine!!!

:hi: :thumbsup: :hi:

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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:03 PM
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3. Sending positive thoughts your way.
I'm so sorry for your son.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:04 PM
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4. I'm so sorry to hear this,9.
I know we will all be thinking of you and hoping that your son does well.
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scucci Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:04 PM
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5. I'm so sorry
Try to hang in there & stay strong.
I'll be thinking about you both & sending good vibes your way.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:05 PM
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6. Same here 9.
your "alone" thread was kinda scary.
Wishing all the best for you and yours.
I cannot imagine being separated from my daughter, especially when she's hurt.
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number9 Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:14 PM
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7. Thanks everyone
I am feeling stuck and really want the clock to keep moving faster.

Thanks a million for the good wishes!

Being a Dad that isn't around his son most of the time is bad enough, but when bad stuff happens, damn. I hate feeling helpless.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:14 PM
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8. Hang in there..
Bear in mind how resilient kids and teens are.. He will do fine and you will too..

Parents DO have a 6th sense..
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:25 PM
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9. Depression can be tricky like that
It can make you see things that aren't there and make you not see things that are there. In reality, you're depressed because of your son, but it sounds like you took the depression to mean something else entirely. I've had a lot of experience with depression and I've had it so bad that I've completely lost touch with reality before. I'm glad you've got it sorted out.

Best wishes and all my positive vibes to your son.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:03 PM
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10. I understand
I wish him and you the best of luck. I would say don't worry but that would be hypocritical for me to say. Tomarrow will come and you'll be there.
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:22 PM
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11. Ouch, may things improve quickly.....
from yet another seperated, depression prone dad.

Do what you can let the rest settle itself. These things happen to many parents regardless of status. Keep us informed. Ask for an ear when you need one. Best wishes.
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The Lone Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:53 PM
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12. Jez, sorry. Take care and be safe
Wish there were more than say sorry.
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