Monday, September 29, 2008

A very mixed weekend

The visit with the Chicago kids was really nice! It was so good to see them all, again. I wish they could have stayed longer, but it was a good weekend.

The bad things started after the boys left to go home. Hannah had two MAJOR rages yesterday. I don't feel like going into a lot of detail because I am just too upset, but let's just say that even though Mike, Jack and Steven were trying to hold Hannah down, I am sporting at least 10 fairly large bruises this morning. Steven called the police during the second rage, so that was fun. I don't blame him for doing it, she has never been out of control at this level before. For some reason the paramedics also came, I guess he must have told them that she was punching and kicking me. Of course, she calmed down less than a minute before the police walked in the door. The paramedics checked her out and she had a normal pulse and blood pressure. He should have checked the VICTIM'S blood pressures, as I'm sure mine, Mike's, Jack's and Steven's was through the roof!

I'm really dreading her getting home from school, which will be in about 10 minutes. I hope she is calm, but I'm not going to hold my breath. When I was driving Steven to work today, he told me he was worried about what would happen if she rages when he and Dad aren't there to help. He advised me to let her do whatever she wants so she won't rage! I know that I have posted mainly negative things about Steven, but he acted really mature and was a huge help this weekend. I'm proud of him for that! One of the police officers who came yesterday knows our family from previous contacts with him about Steven. He told us that he has seen Steven around town several times and that Steven has always been behaving. Our neighborhood police seem to really be involved with the teens in the area and they try to make a lot of contact with them in positive situations.


Denise said...

Oh man, that is awful. I feel stupid complaining about getting beat up by a 2yo after what you went through. One thing I will say about both Ian and Hannah: they're both freakishly strong.

I hope your bruises are healing. I think it's awesome that Steven is concerned. I know that he's a good kid. He reminds me of myself (except that I was much smarter about not getting caught! lol) and look how well I turned out. I have to say, though, that I never did pee in cups in my room...or out the window, for that matter. That's just gotta stop! ;)

Mom of 7 said...

Yeah, why do the raging kids have to be the super strong ones???

I'm actually trying not to go out of the house this week, I'm even going to cancel PT because the bruises on my arms and hands are so big. I'm afraid everyone will think my husband is beating me! I have to take Hannah to the doctor tomorrow, but he has seen the results of her rages before, so I don't worry about that.

I hope Steven does turn out like you, well without the pain issues, at least! Tell the truth, if you had been a boy, you probably would have peed in cups, too!!!!

Weston Elliott said...

When we first got our boy, Buddy, he had violent temper fits every time we tried to put him to bed. I am NOT a skinny girl, and it still took all my strength to hold him and rock him to sleep. We were finally able to work through his terror of sleeping, but boy was it a workout!

I never had a black eye until I had a four year old!