I just finished the latest Cathy Glass book a few days ago. It was a great read like all of her books are. I do have to say though that I knew what the problem with the mother was right from the get go. It wasnt hard to spot what was going on. Maybe it would be to someone who didnt know a lot about mental illness or psychology, but I knew right away what the issue was with her.
The book centres around two siblings, molly age 3, and kit aged 18 months. they were taken into care due to Kits non accidental injuries. He had a broken arm and bruising to his face.
While in care, the kids are sick a lot. They keep having symptoms like vomiting, rashes, breathing difficulties etc. Normally it happens after contact with their parents. It turns out the mother is making them ill. She has munchausens bi proxy.
It is only after Cathys own daughter Lucy becomes ill that Cathy figures out that the food from contact is contaminated, but she doesnt guess its the mother doing it, she thinks the food is being stored incorrectly at home.
When she finds out the real cause of the childrens mysterious illnesses, she is shocked. I wont spoil the ending, but I will say, I did not like how the book ended. Its true to life though, and I guess the ending was how things happened, and cathy is reporting it exactly how things unfolded.
Overall I enjoyed the book. And I think anyone who reads it will too. I read it in a matter of days. Its a real page turner.
It also highlights the mental illness munchausin bi proxy. That illness isnt very well known. I thought it was good that it gets some attention as this sort of thing does happen far too often and its hard to pinpoint or diagnose.
I rate the book five stars! Its available on amazon, and in paperback from all good book stores, and on kindle and on audible as an audio book also.
SO ITS LIZ AGAIN. I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER NOW. MORE STABLE. LESS EMOTIONAL. EILEEN SENT ME A VERY SWEET EMAIL. A LOVELY RESPONSE TO MY ONE WHERE I WAS BASICALLY SAYING HOW UPSET I WAS AND HOW MUCH I NEEDED HER AND MISSED HER. SHE SAID SHE WAS HERE FOR ME, AND THAT WE COULD TALK ABOUT IT MORE TOMORROW. SO I GUESS THATS WHAT WE’LL BE DOING TOMORROW DURING OUR SESSION. HILARY HAD ALSO EMAILED HER. SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW SHE WAS FEELING AFTER HAVING A NIGHTMARE THE OTHER NIGHT. EILEEN EMAILED HER BACK AS WELL, SAYING SHE WOULD HELP HER TO FIND HER WORDS. SO I GUESS TOMORROW, IT WILL BE ME AND HILARY WHO WILL HAVE THERAPY TIME. I’M HAPPY ABOUT THAT. I KNOW IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME TO FEEL MORE LIKE MYSELF AGAIN, EILEEN CAN. SHE JUST HAS THIS SOOTHEING CALMING PRESENCE, AND SHE’S ALWAYS ABLE TO GET US TO TALK, EVEN IF WE SAY WE CANT OR DONT WANT TO. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THERAPY TOMORROW. I THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT SESSION.
Sometimes we need to rest and take care of ourselves. This is the case for me today. May you have a restful and recreational day.
My pillow hugs me
Not moving out of bed yet
Sun peeks through window
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is wrap/rap. Use one, use both (for bonus points), use em any way youd like. Enjoy!
I am sitting here on my bed, wrapped up in a fleece blanket. We were having gorgeous weather this past week, but now our sunshine is gone, and it has turned cold! Brrr!
I love my fleece blanket. I was thinking the other day that I need to buy one for my bed. Winter is coming, and I love being snug and warm in my bed, I do have a quilt on the bed, but there’s something about fleece blankets. Something magical.
I have some small ones, that I use when I am on the couch reading, one of them has horses on it, I got it when I visited america a few years ago. Its a pretty good size.
Wrapping up in my blanket is my self care act for today! I am feeling a little sad, so doing this is making me feel a whole lot better.
It doesn’t take 45 minutes to get a dog ready to go outside in the winter.
Dogs cannot lie.
Dogs never resist nap time.
You don’t need to get extra phone lines for a dog.
Dogs don’t pester you about getting a kid.
Dogs don’t care if the peas have been touched by the mashed potatoes.
Dogs are housebroken by the time they are 12 weeks old.
Your dog is not embarrassed if you sing in public.
Average cost of sending a dog to school: $42
Average cost of sending a kid: $103,000
I hope you all have an amazing day. Do something that makes you happy. Enjoy
Bounce off the ground
Boy am I glad
I am indoors
Warm and dry
Its nice to hear the rain
On the window paynes
Its also nice
To be able to
In the warmth