This morning bright and early I got a call from my son Tyler that he was still feeling very sick. I had tried my best before I left for my trip for him to let me take him to the doctor, but no. So early today I get a call that he was hurting badly and had been coughing up blood last night and had not slept at all and was very achy. I got his text implying Mom I really need to see the doctor. So I left and picked him up from his girlfriends place of business and we headed off to Gwinnett Medical Emergency Room. It was the closest Emergency Room to the Lodge where I was staying. They checked him in fairly quickly thank goodness and he lay down. He had a chest X ray and they administered steroids and pain medication along with a breathing treatment and want him to follow up with a pulmonologist in 3 to 5 days. The ER gave him a prescription for prednisone and an inhaler. I got him a warm blanket and he did rest a little. We were finally discharged around noon time. I missed my morning classes today. I did return to take the afternoon classes and then we waited for the traffic to die down after dinner and we left to come home. I get home and I had asked his father earlier if he could come and pick him up from Norcross and he told me No that he could not. So we get home and his father is playing basketball at the YMCA with a bunch of his friends. What the hell? Okay, I thought. I was very upset that his father had not taken this more seriously and had not helped me in a time of need. I am finally home and hope that the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network will still allow me to present my project to my Peers. I spoke with Mr. Brent Hoskinson, Certified Peer Specialist and he told me that I could still present my project and that we would speak by phone in depth about this. So I missed out on the morning classes today and tomorrow morning’s classes. But I would not allow my son to hurt and be sick without tending to him as best as I could. I explained to everyone that my son was really sick. For Tyler to ask to see a doctor or go to an emergency room he had to be truthfully really hurting terribly and needing his mom. Please keep Tyler in your thoughts and prayers as just like me we share the genetic illness Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency and his phenotype is SZ which is a lot worse on the totem pole than me being an MZ. He is now only at 21 being sent to a specialist. So please keep us in your prayers and I will be blogging more on the training classes that I was able to attend and the notebook full of materials that I received. Simpsonwood is a beautiful place and I am very happy that Tyler got to spend a little time with me at the conference and see what it was all about. We talked about the fact of me trying to obtain my certification to become a Certified Peer Specialist and he seemed really proud of me. I honestly hope that he is very proud. Good to be home finally after this long and difficult day today.