I wanted to let you know that the procedure Friday went well. Pain levels were only mild to moderate on Friday and Saturday, although sunday night and most of Monday they shoot up to the moderate severe range, and hit about
a level 8 a few times. The area increased in swelling at this time but has since decreased again, and the pain levels are down again as well (back to the moderate range). I was able to return to work today, but I'm trying to to take it too hard as I'm only working 6 hours, 1/2 of my normal office shift.
As for the kiddies, 1 of my girlfriend's relatives took to 3 year old so now we are only watching 2 of them, the 18 month and 4 year old, so that was 1 piece of good news. The plan was to turn them over to social services this past Friday beofre my procedure but Thursday evening, the kids father called and stated that he did plan on coming to pick the kids up on wednesday after his emergency leave was approved, so we held onto custody. Well Sunday, he stated the date had to be pushed back to Saturday. Turns out he cancelled his emergency leave as the unit was getting a 4 day weekend starting this comming friday and that he was going to pick up the kids and take them with him to Georgia. At the current time, he STILL does not have any actual plane ticket or definate mode of transportation.
His parents have stated they will not be able to help out in this situation. My girlfriend's mom is still watching the kids mother, so theres little help coming from that side as well. I have agreed to allow the kids to stay until the end of this weekend. If he does not show up to follow through with his promise, they will be turned over to social services monday. The date has been pushed back several times now. What really angers me is my girlfriend's continued defense of this guy, which ive been really trying to keep my comments to myself but last night after she told me "I don't want to call him because its too late" (it was only 930pm and we were waiting for a response after we let him know wed be willing to watching them till friday) was the last straw. We got into it last night, a nice arguement for about
an hour. We made up today, but I can tell this is going to have a lasting impact. There was more that triggered the arguing than just that ofcourse. The father did respond back to tell me "he couldn't afford a plane ticket" and "that he was upset that I called his chain of command". Well, he was deployed, and he should have been coming back with some sort of savings, even with having the kids. Their mother was living with almost no rent and had access to base doctors, base daycare, ect. Ofcourse with being the neglectful mother she, the kids were never put into daycare, and she spent almost all his money. The father is a blind idiot! If he can't afford a plane ticket, in an emergency situation like this, he could have accessed the emergency army relief fund. Furthermore, there's Army One Source that could have helped him, but ofcourse he let his personal pride and cowardice step in the way. The fact that hes angry that his chain of command was contacted via red cross message shows exactly what kind of soldier he is. He got in trouble while he was deployed, and I can see why now. An E4 specialist hiding behind the sham shield as usual.
If you want to have 5 kids and you can absolutely take care of them with a good support network then by all means go for it, but we are talking about
an army guy who refused to get a vasectame because "it was an insult to his manhood, and POP 2 more kids came out.
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)
Post Edited (grainofsalt) : 10/5/2010 12:54:11 PM (GMT-6)