Saturday, February 18, 2012


Another quick update:

My son was discharged from U of M Hospital yesterday afternoon. The doctors felt he had calmed down considerably and was no longer a threat to himself. (My son claims he never was.) While I was hoping he'd get a little more in-patient treatment, I couldn't make the hospital keep him longer. He was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder (nothing new) and will undergo follow-up care...if he chooses to do so. (Fingers crossed.)

My wife and I drove out to Ann Arbor to pick our son up from the hospital and take him back to his sober living house in Ypsilanti. He seemed to be in a pretty good state of mind. Definitely much better than Wednesday night.

After dropping him off at his house, the two of us went back to Ann Arbor and treated ourselves to a nice dinner at the Prickly Pear Cafe, one of our favorite restaurants. (The scallop and shrimp quesadillas there are to die for. One of my favorite dishes anywhere.) We had a really nice time. Taking care of ourselves is an important part of our recovery, and this was a little treat we both felt we deserved.

So, that's where things stand. I will keep praying for my son. If you feel so inclined, please do the same.


  1. Sam is always on my mind. As for scallop & shrimp quesadillas, that sounds amazing, i want some! Love to your family, XO

  2. I will pray. Just this week on Wednesday night I was teaching some little ones at church. We were talking about prayer. Does God always answer our prayers right away? No. Does God always answer our prayers with "yes" ? No, sometimes he makes us wait and he doesn't answer how we want him to. BUT our God is bigger than all our fears and He is in control. My lesson to the children was a good reminder for me.
    Your story of your son and your journey remind me of our own. Anxiety, depression, addiction, low self esteem, several rehab programs. He is at a crossroads now. I fear that if he does not decide on a 12 or 18 month program, the law may decide his future for him if he makes it that long.
    Take care and keep looking up,

  3. I'm glad he's doing better. Let's hope that continues. I pray for your son (and all the others) every single day.

    Ok, I'm mad at you for making my mouth water thinking about that quesadilla! Now I have to take a road trip just to find that restaurant :)

  4. I just discovered your blog. You and your wife are very brave in a heart breaking situation. Thanks for sharing it all.