On Monday evening, my chiropractor made a space for me to come in for a visit before my return to Israel. In addition to typical chiropractic work, she does energy work and asked me something that she never asked before: What do you want to work on today?
I told her that I feel like I’m handling things fine, but am afraid that suddenly something little is going to happen – the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back – and I’m going to totally fall apart.
It’s a good thing we released some stress from my system since this morning would have been the point I would have cracked.
After a very stressful and draining day, I left the US on Tuesday evening. It wasn’t an easy flight because of Yirmiyahu. I’ve been very worried about him since he got sick on Shabbos; this has been different than anything else I’ve ever seen with him. No matter how sick he was before, I could still see him but this time it’s like he’s someone else. When I got back to Karmiel Wednesday evening, everyone in my family was worried when they saw him – ds5 asked me why he looks like a different Yirmiyahu than the one I took to America.
First thing this morning I asked dh to schedule a doctor’s visit for Yirmiyahu as soon as possible; I wanted to take him but was so exhausted and dizzy I didn’t think I could safely walk there so dh went instead. He called me from the doctor’s office to say the doctor immediately put him on an iv and oxygen and insisted on directly transporting him by ambulance to the emergency room. They’re at the ER now, and I’m waiting for an update. Right now we only know that he’s very dehydrated (despite the large amount of liquids I’ve been giving him almost nonstop for the last few days). For those who would like to pray for him, his name is Yirmiyahu ben Avivah Michaelah.
I’m very grateful that he’s there, and though I would have wanted to be with him at this time, I’m glad my husband is with him. As tired as he may be, he has more physical and emotional resources than I do at this point. Hopefully they’ll both be home soon.