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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I chose a doable plan for July. Everything was in place to do it and then my youngest got very sick. On Saturday morning I took him to ER. His breathing was rapid and oxygen stats low. So after a long day of monitoring they admitted him.

DH stayed with him Saturday night. I came home and took care of those who are here. Then after church Sunday I returned to the hospital. We were told he would come home. They wanted to see his stats at 5. Just before that he was happily playing and then wanted to sit in my lap and cuddle. We were watching a movie and he fell asleep. The nurse came into the room. She said she was going to tell us we could get ready and leave. But, in looking at the stats she wanted to call the doctor. She called and he told her to keep my little one for another night. So we hooked him up to oxygen and ordered some dinner for him. He was not happy to have the oxygen on. I can't say as I blame him.

Dad came back and got the sister who had come to visit when I came back.

I stayed the night with him. He was given more breathing treatments and then at bedtime he went to sleep with oxygen. He woke up a few times trying to pull it off. But after he gave in to it he slept pretty well.

About 4 they removed the oxygen. His numbers were improving. That was great.

He woke up at his usual time. He got breakfast and then was discharged.

He and I walked to the car together. The unit was low staff so they let me just leave with him.

There is a fountain outside the hospital. We walked and looked at that. He really enjoyed it. Then we walked a ways more and he looked at another fountain. He was enjoying looking at everything between the room and the car. It was an enjoyable walk.

I really want to figure out how to better enjoy the journey. I love looking at the world through the eyes of my children.
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    The times in my life when my children were ill was the most stressful times. I just could not rest until my little ones were well again. On the other hand remembering when I was a child myself and was ill, I didn't worry about the illness at all. I didn't particularly like it but I guess I just trusted I would get well knowing I had my mom and dad there to take care of me.

    We do need to become as little children, full of faith, hope trust, love and yes submissiveness as your little one was to the oxygen. We know we have a Heavenly Father and Mother who love us beyond anything our earthly parents can and who want the best for us and will not allow anything to happen to us that is not for our best good in the long run if we will just trust that they are in control of our lives and will obey.

    I wish I had had that kind of faith when I was raising my children. I am a late bloomer.
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    3734 days ago
    Glad your little one is feeling better. Good luck.
    3736 days ago
    Was this asthma related? Poor little fellow, it's so sad when they struggle to breath. I'm glad he's feeling better. I think it's a special gift to be able to enjoy the world through your children's eyes. Last week I let the kids decide what we would do and they picked a trip to a nearby school playground and a walk along the creek bed there. It was fun, although I don't think I have the gift to see through their eyes. I need to work on that.
    3736 days ago
    That's so great that you let him enjoy the walk and the fountains. Try to get him outside as much as possible, and let him play in the dirt. Children raised on a farm have a lot fewer breathing problems. Google asthma and dirt and you'll see articles like this one:
    3737 days ago
    I'm glad your son is doing better. There's nothing better than enjoying the world through the eyes of a child.
    3737 days ago
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    I'm happy that he his okay and at home again. We do need to see the joy in everything the way children do. Take the journey slow and smell the roses.
    3737 days ago
  • NANCY-
    When your child is ill, the world stops. Just remember to take care of yourself so you can care for him. I'm so glad that he is doing better.

    You are so right, looking at the world through the eyes of a child gives us a wonderful perspective.
    3737 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Allow your inner child to come out while still being sober about your food no matter what is going on.

    Hope your son feels better soon.
    3737 days ago
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