Friday, May 9, 2014

A Few Quick Things

First we need to get something straight.  I don't publish posts like the previous one lightly.  I don't do it for a pop in blog traffic (and one such person was so kind as to accuse me of), I don't do it to throw out Bible verses as a way to flippantly brush off tragedy, and I most certainly don't write posts like that in an attempt to get a debate going. Certainly I never expected that publishing a post of support and condolences would be met with such backlash and quite frankly I am just sick of it.  I understand that the Internet is a very big world and that anybody and everybody can do a Google search, but it is so infuriating to open up my email and find accusatory, hurtful, and insensitive comments directed at me.

Part of blogging is opening yourself up to certain attacks.  I get that.  But this was just too much.  I got mad and I started deleting comments, something I don't usually do.  But I wasn't about to stand for such things to be said to me or anyone else because of the tragedy of that sweet boy's death.  Unacceptable.

And if you were among the folks who found that post with a Google search and left me a nice comment expressing your shared condolences for the Saldana family or shared a moment of encouragement - thank you.  My rant is not for you.  

I'm off my soap box now.  Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. 

Probably part of the reason I'm so punchy today is the lack of sleep and abundance of stress that has invaded our world this week.  Isaiah has been complaining of stomach pains for the last couple days and without going into exhaustive detail of his symptoms, I'll just say that I thought for sure that this kid had appendicitis.  Running on only 3 hours of sleep, I brought him to the emergency room at Children's Hospital early yesterday morning.

After many many hours, a couple doctors, and an X-ray....we found out that his appendix looked fine, he had a clear colon, and there was really no immediate explanation for his pain.  Good news - no appendicitis and no rushing to surgery.  Bad news - No clue why this kid is hurting followed by another night of him waking up screaming in pain. 

I sent him back to school this morning, but I'll be picking him up shortly to bring him to see our primary care physician to see if we can get some answers.  This has been going on for three days now and the poor kid and his mama are both getting really sick of it.

Again, apologies for the lack of posts this week and extra apologies for the lack of the light-hearted snarkiness that has become my signature.  It was pretty cool to play sentry for my neighbors to try to alert them at the approach of the hooligans who toilet-papered their trees and spray painted penises on furniture before dropping them on their front lawn, but that's a story for another day.  :)


  1. Hi Sarah,
    First of all, I am so sorry that there are such idiots out there that are that hurtful in life to mistake your compassion for anything else. Please know that there are more of us out here than the entitlement generation that is taking over our world.
    I also want to mention that you might want to ask your DR. about Celiacs disease or gluten sensitivity. I am Celiac & I was having the EXACT same pains with anything containing gluten or most grains. At times it was a stabbing pain, so excruciating. It would happen up to hours after a meal & could be debilitating pain.
    Just a suggestion, I hope he is feeling better. Hugs to you!

  2. Sarah,

    I am SO sorry that people felt the need to berate you on the previous post. I read the post the other day, and even though it tugged a strings, there was never a voice in my head that said "fire anger back at Sarah". It is a sad story, one you never ever would want to put on your worst enemy. I have a 4 year old, I can't even fathom the loss. I commend you for bringing attention to their story and trying to help raise funds for them. I had not heard about this until I came to your blog to read your daily posts as I have done for years now. So thank you for standing up for this family.

    Also, I wanted to say I am praying for your family and Isaiah. We have had some medical things in our past with our little guy and I know that desperation when you know something is wrong but the doctor has no answers. Go with your gut instinct momma, you know your son best! Please keep us updated on his progress, I will be thinking about him.

    For ever mean comment and hater you might come across on a post of yours, remember there are 10 times that that love you, your blog, and your writing. I know it is hard at times, but brush off the haters because they are not worth the effort my friend. Those of us who love to read about your life, we are the ones worth the effort!

  3. Ummm I just read your last post and I reread it and reread it again. I don't get it. Why did anyone have a problem with it? Guess I'm just too religious myself. Keep writing what you are writing because it's good. You wrote it coming from a kind and generous place and anyone who feels the need to criticize what you wrote are very sad people hiding behind their keyboards in their own unhappy lives.
    Hope you figure out the tummy issues soon.

    1. I thought the exact same thing. Of the many, many things Sarah's written, I was surprised that this brought the critics out of the woodwork.
      "I know that a small child died, but don't bring up God!"
      Whaaaat???? I can't think of a better time to search out God and ask questions about what this life means.

  4. Stomach ulcers will cause pain at night, and/or 3 hours or so after eating, basically once your stomach empties. I have had a stomach ulcer for a while and it's definitely the worst at night. I hope you find some resolution and Isaiah feels better soon.


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