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Broken Hearted!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Matters of the Heart
The topic of this post says it all. And what I am going to share with you does not come easy, but I had to to get started on the mending process. (I hope!)
I have touched a light amount of the problems concerning my daughter and her trying to get her children back, and how I have had to stand my ground and turn her away from our door.
In the last few months my Grand Children have been going through a number of doctor appointments, for a number of reasons that have been very lagitament reasons for them. Each of them have been heart breaking in their own rights. But, today the one we were not expecting came to light and has left us crumbled and broken.
Today was a simple dental appointment to have the kids mouths & teeth cleaned and examined. Upon looking at the x-rays of our Grand-Daughter mouth. They have found an old healed fracture line. This means that at some point of time either my Daughter or Son-In-Law have either hit or slapped her hard enough that it broke her jaw. The dentist is referring her out to see a Orthodontic Specialist. Her jaw is going to require surgery at some point, but not just yet.
We have done everything that we can do to keep these kids from their parents for some time now and we are praying that right now, this will help the Judge make the decision to remove their parental rights. This will then allow the wonderful family that has opened their doors and hearts to both of these children. I am going to see if I can do a slide show of the kids so that I can attach a link to get to it. It will take me some time to accomplish this so please be patient. I am also begging that all of you either pray or send good vibes for these kids, because their little worlds have been been filled with more than children at this age should ever have to go through.


  • All I can say is this is horrible. Have you considered reporting this to the police or family services? It's something to consider. The children may need couseling as well...are they having nightmares? I'm sorry your family is going through all this. I'm sending good vibes your way. If you need to talk just pm me ok..m
  • I will say a prayer for your grandchildren....
  • Yes, I am doing a bit better today, though I still finding myself sitting here in tears from time to time. I do not think that I will ever fully get over this. Time and insurance of the kids not ever going back will take some of it away though. I feel that once this goes before the Judge and her seeing all of the whole story Kathy will be granted full Guardianship and the parents will loose all parental rights. It will also let these kids for the first time in a long time be able to live with-out the anxiety of having to see their birth parents again. Rylan goes into Panic Attacks at the thought of seeing her Mother. This has been a horrible situation for some time now and it is time for it to end, and the kids to walk away from their children and let them have the Good Life they are living right now.
    Thank You all for listening and letting me vent this out.
  • So sorry

    This just makes me sick. To think of someone hurting their children I cant handle the thought. I feel so bad for your situation with your daughter and having to deal with this. Those children are so lucky to have you, dont forget that!

    Take care and I will pray for you and your grandchildren.
  • I'm so glad to see you fighting for those children and my heart goes out to them...I know you'd say, of course, what else would you expect me to do, but there are many who don't have that...

    I can see how much you love those grandchildren of yours and I'm praying that everything goes your way, so they can try and heal and get back to being children and playing! My grandparents helped me out tremendously when there was a lot of bad stuff going on when I was little and I can't tell you how grateful I am to them, God rest their souls...

    I hope that justice prevails for you and those children...My heart goes out to you and them, as well as my prayers...Should you need anything, a shoulder etc., I'm here!
  • Dawn,

    Oh my lord honey. This is the 1st I have heard of all of the struggles you are going thru. When I first read your post, it made me sick to my stomach being that I am a mother and love my children more than the breath that keeps me alive. I wish I could hug you. God bless those little ones for having someone like you in their corner. How hard this must be for you to keep your head up and moving forward, also dealing with your health issues. I cannot fathom anyone who hurts a child. Human babies are the most helpless and dependent in the world. Most animals when they are born have SOME ability to care for themselves in some way..... it just hurts my heart to hear of things like this happening, anytime, anywhere in the world. I don't know how you keep from wanting to rip someone's head off. God bless you for being you and for looking out for your grandbabies.

    I haven't been posting much, but after reading your post I just had to reach out and say you are one kick ass gal. Keep fighting the good fight and I can only see good things happening for you and your family... that is my prayer for you today.

    All my love and hugs to you and yours,

  • Dawn--you have been thru alot. You can handle this; You will be blessed.--Mazy
  • Every bit of support you guys give I need it and more. I am so broken inside right now and my first reaction also was getting sick to my stomach.
    Please just continue to give me your support and I will find a way to handle this.
    Thanks Everyone, Dawn
  • Dawn,

    You and yours are in my prayers, absolutely. Take care of yourself too, ok?


  • I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through, or what those poor children are going through or have been through in the past. But they are blessed to have you looking out for them and I know this situation cannot be easy for you. You are in my thoughts and I pray that you can stay strong and find a way through this that gives you all a positive outcome. Sending you lots of good vibes and kind thoughts, Spicey
  • Dearest Dawn,

    You must be careful and take care of yourself through all of this. You have to be strong for the events to come in your grandchildren's lives. You can't help them if you get sick.

    I know that emotions are on the very edge right now, but allow yourself a little time out and get the rest you need to recooperate from the shocking news you have received this week.

    I will continue to pray for you and your grandchildren every day.

    Love you and very concerned about your health,
  • I am making it slowly but surely. I did learn today that when my Grand-Daughter sees the Ortho Specialist and she says that what the Dentist saw is an old fracture, then she will have to report it to the proper authorities. So, my daughters fate for her future lies with the Court System, in the very near future.
    As for me, I am still having a rough time with all of this. It is just one of those things that is going to take a lot of time to re-group from.
    Again: Thank You for all of the support'
  • So keep it up and hang in there. We don't know each other very well, but I'm here for you if you need to talk - sometimes it's easier to talk to people you don't know well. I know I find that sometimes. But please feel free to PM or email me anytime. I may not have the answers, but I have a strong shoulder. Hugs, Spicey
  • I just signed in here and did a post only to find out that I did not get signed in fully. So, I am starting all over again. The first time was hard enough, but now I have to repeat it all again.
    As if I have not had enough to deal with at this time, we lost one of our cats that we have had since she was a kitten. We got her and her brother from a no kill cat place down in Florida and named them Teddy for the female and Bear for the boy. She had such a sweet personality and my heart just aches from losing her.
    I am finding my self staying in my bedroom once again so that I do not have to face any of the outside world right now/ I have my computer, sewing machines and a TV i here so am fully set.
    I just feel as if my world is falling apart piece by piece right now. Bless my husbands heart he tired to lift my spirits today by spending money we really could not afford to spend on a Big Mac for me for lunch. I have been craving one for days. It was so good. The best thing that has happened in days to me.
    I just can not keep going with so much heart ache right now. I see the family doc on Monday and am pretty sure that if I have not improved by then that she may admit me. Great---just what I do not need right now. I am in desperate need for something good to come my way for a change. It is impossible to keep positive with so much heart ache going on in my life right now.
    You will most likely find me in your inbox, so do not be surprised at all.
    Thank You for the wonderful support.
  • Dawn, my prayers go out to both you and your grandbabies. And I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat, I know your cats mean as much to you as mine do to me. Just remember the cat is now in kitty heavon chasing mice in a field and having a great time.

  • If you need anything please let me know. I have many kiddos, but gave birth to only one. My children have been through many types of abuse before coming to us. Just know that you are a window of hope for your grandchildren. Be sure to take care of yourself! Your grandchildren need you to.

    take care...

  • Dawn:
    :jawdrop: My gosh. I'm sending prayers your way too. Those children are fortunate and very blessed to have you as their advocate. There's a special place in Heaven for you...

    As for your other issues, I'm sending positive vibes to you. Also, a quote that a very wise person says all the time: "I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it is today. Life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow".

    I am hoping things (all things) go well for you. :)


  • On top of everything else to lose a beloved pet too? It's no wonder you're hiding in your room. I know how awful it is to lose a pet so you are in my thoughts even more than ever.

    Just keep being strong and keeping fighting. You CAN and you WILL get through this. Big hugs, Spicey
  • Spicey,
    That is what I keep telling myself. But, it has been to much for to long now and I am fighting with everything in me not to fall down any further. But still find myself in tears several times a day.
    I get to see the Grandkids tomorrow. And am hoping that it will help me relax at least a little. And pick my spirits up even more. I have so much anger in me right now it is beyond words at this point. I just never thought I could hurt so much for someone else and be so angry at my own child.
    That is all that I can put into words tonight.
  • I really need to look at my own signature at the bottom of my post more often. It is just a really tough spot that I am in right now and have no idea how to dig out of it. I see the family doc on Monday and am really hoping that she will find the right person for me to counsel with, that can start helping me to deal with this whole mess. To bad that we just can't snap our fingers and it all goes away.
    Again Thank You, Dawn
  • Hi Dawn,

    I just came across your thread and I am so sorry everything your family is going through. My heart breaks for you and such a difficult decision you are going through with the welfare of your grandchildren.

    I can tell you some sorries in private, but I think it's great to you are doing everything possible to get this children into a better living environment with lots of love and support.

    You story is just absoultely heart breaking and please know that I am always here for you and you all are in my prayers. Also prayers for your Daughter and her hubby to get the help they need as well.

    Love you! Pebbles

    P.S. As we spoke last night, I'm also sorry about the loss of you precious cat. They are family members too. Oh, big hugs girly.
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