My youngest son (28) has just been in a car accident and while he is not injured, he is badly shaken up. In the course of the conversation, he told me that his license has been suspended due to unpaid parking tickets. His car, that he just got and is still paying for is a write-off and is uninsured. He is in a complete state thinking that he’s really in a jam, no car, no license, no insurance, his life down the tubes, he might even go to jail. We have assured him, that under the laws of WA, this first offence fender-bender in which no one was hurt will only result in a fine so there will be no jail, not to worry about the money, we will support him. We’ll just take one step at a time and deal with things as they come. My DIL (older son’s wife) is a lawyer and can advise him on all the legal aspects and recommend someone to represent him if needed.
I told him to get something to drink, a juice or a coke, cause he was in shock and he laid the bombshell on me that he has a bleeding ulcer that he didn’t want to worry me with, because I haven’t been very well myself for a while, and can’t drink either of those. He has been under treatment from a doctor but still throws up blood so he is going for a gastroscopy next week. My grandmother died of stomach cancer, so now, I’m really in a spin. He’s 500 miles away. At best, I could be there tonight, if I could get a seat on the plane but he says there’s no need, there isn’t anything I could do anyway.
A couple years ago, he had a hole in one lung that was partially collapsed as a result and they didn’t hospitalise him. Now, he has a bleeding ulcer and they still let him walk around. Is there something wrong with him that he just gets these holes opening up internally, in a lung or in his stomach?? What is going on??? :crying:
Patron Saint for those who suffer from irresponsibility, please intercede for my son and help him to overcome his lackadaisical attitude.
Saint Charles Borromeo, I ask for your intercession for my son in the healing of his ulcer.
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.