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I’ve gotten up twice in the last twenty minutes and gone off in a panicked search for my cell phone, only to find it was sitting right next to me the whole time. Twice.

It’s been a rough week, and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Jonathan (my son) was scheduled to sign his contract with the Army yesterday. He was originally scheduled in October, but missed the body fat cutoff by 1% so they bumped him to January. He’s continued his training in the Job Corps since then, maxing out on certifications and training in an effort to 1.) stay busy and 2.) make the most of his time there.

He’s passed the body fat requirement now (has been working his ass off (literally? lol) because this is something he really wants), but when they did a urine test yesterday they found an abnormal amount of protein. Turns out, as they flipped through his chart, that he had a high protein level back in October, too. But no one mentioned it.

So this morning he was taken to the San Antonio hospital for a second urine spec and blood work.  He called me after filling the cup and vials, nervous and just anxious for it to be over with one way or another.

I can’t believe we‘re going to have come this far through everything we’ve faced the last 18 years only to find out something is wrong. I’m trying to not think the worst, but if you‘re at all familiar with my and Jonathan’s history, then you’ll understand my concerns. It ain’t always been easy!!

So, today is freak-out day, because apparently I haven’t had enough of those to last me a lifetime yet.



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      Mztracy wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • I hope it all works out for him. Once they find out why the high levels, you can take it from there.

      In my thoughts and prayers!
      keep us posted



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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Try not to worry ahead of time.  We are here holding your hand...and keeping an eye on that cell phone for you!



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      Saylor101 wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • 98% (IS THAT RIGHT?) okay - lets be safe - MOST things that we worry about  never even happen.....we’ll all pray that is the case here.  

      AND - Never underestimate the power of positive thinking either darlin -  

      And my final one - before you all tell me to SHUSH IT IP:
      all things happen for a reason, but I’m pretty sure that ISN“T so you’ll worry!    

      Keeping you and yours in my prayers!  happy



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      Jomi wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Try to keep calm.  Do something to busy yourself.  Put your cell phone in your pocket or bra!
      I’m praying for you to relax and that his tests will be ok.
      Keep us posted, please.

      Life is about falling - Living is about getting backup



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      Peejay64 wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Hang in there!  We are all with you and are praying for the right outcome, and PEACE (for you!!)



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      Jean Walter wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • When I had kidney stones it caused a high level of protein in the urine... maybe it’s something like that...
      I will be interested to hear the outcome!
      Hang in there!
      ~jeanie



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • It sounds like Johnathan is a strong & determined young man. Unfortunately there are some health issues that we can’t control so my prayers will be with him that his tests will come back fine.



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Well, I just talked to Jonathan and my frustration level is second only to his.

      After sitting for 6 hours yesterday while they decided what their next step needed to be with him, he was left sitting for four hours today before someone came up to him and said “Oh, you can just go back to your campus. We won’t have test results for a couple of days. Your recruiter will bring you back next week.”

      So, no news, a frustrated kid and too much information readily available on the internet!!!!

      To answer some of the questions, Jonathan’s never had any trouble in the kidney department and isn’t experiencing any pain or difficulty in going or anything right now. All in all, he has been a very healthy kid/young man. Neither my side nor his dad’s side of the family have any kidney-related histories, either.  

      Part of me wants to seize on that and believe it’s simply a coincidence that two different tests taken three months apart would have an abnormal result. The part of me that has become accustomed to waiting for the other shoe to fall is doing what it does best.

      Thanks for your encouragement and prayers, ladies. It’s probably a damned good thing I have to be at work today, because as long as this road has been, “losing it” isn’t completely outside of the realm of possibilities.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Heather, I’m praying for Jonathan, and for you! May all be well. Hopefully it’s going to turn out to be something easily remedied.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Try not to worry it’s just going to stress you out...Sending luv and prayers your way...happy



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      Holdonloosely wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • My prayers are with you. It’s probably something so simple as an infection or something like that. But I totally understand how upset you must be! My daughter left this week for the Army, after hoping for setbacks that never really came. I hoped I could follow you in the process, cause I surely don’t know where it’s leading me estatic



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • My son is so anxious to go, but now is so frustrated. I don’t think it’s even occurred to him that something could be wrong here (of course, that’s Mom’s job, right??), just that he’s getting delayed at every turn.

      You and your daughter are in my thoughts. Let’s promise to keep each other posted. If my son every officially makes it in, I’ll be active in the Mom’s group. happy



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      Lorilyn wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • I remember when my daughter had her medical tests done,then they said she needed more tests done on her heart. she(we) waited anxiously for the results and it was all fine. but,the waiting was so long!



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • Heather, do you have an update yet?



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      Feathermaye wrote Jan 30, 2009
    • Well, I don't have an update yet. As luck would have it, a conflict arose with Jonathan this week and he is currently not speaking to me. He* may know something... *I have no idea.



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