Driving myself nuts with worry.

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by StitchesGr8Fan, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. StitchesGr8Fan

    StitchesGr8Fan DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    I’m so glad I have an appointment with a new therapist on Tuesday, because I definitely need someone to talk to.

    Long story short, my 7 month old was hospitalized overnight for RSV. He is much better now, but the doctor said he is at risk for the next 3 months.

    I’ve dealt with anxiety my whole life, and I think I’m dealing with a roaring case of postpartum anxiety. I want to keep my son in a bubble, away from all germs. I want to pull him out of daycare, which isn’t an option. My heart races every time he sneezes or spits up. I’m a nervous wreck and have it in my head he is going to be hospitalized again.

    I know it’s the anxiety talking, but I’m so stuck in my own head it is hard to enjoy the holidays. I just want both of my children to be healthy and ok!
  2. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

    Aug 3, 2004
    I’m glad your son is doing much better .

    I would think your feelings are normal considering your anxiety . Don’t be too hard on yourself . Glad you have an appt coming up. Let us know how it goes . Giant hugs
  3. MrVargas

    MrVargas Earning My Ears

    Jun 25, 2018
    This post actually helps me understand my wife a little better. She also has anxiety and also goes crazy over our kid's health. Myself taking the lead on these issues seems to help. Lately she was going crazy over my son's skin which was having very bad reactions to something. She drives herself and everyone nuts calling the doctor and trying a whole bunch of different things at once. I decided to take over, I tried one thing that seemed to work, I was consistent and did not make a big deal. A week later he's as good as new. Perhaps someone can fill in in a similar way.

    Or perhaps I'm being the typical guy with a "let me fix it" approach.
  4. Disneyfan754321

    Disneyfan754321 Mouseketeer

    Feb 19, 2019
    Please know you are not alone. Even thought you dont know us we are all there for you. And at some point someone here has gone through the exact thing you are having issues with at that moment. The thing that helped me was educating myself on germs healthy and unheathy.
    I think they say the more you know. You cant be scared of something you know everything anout.

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