Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take a sad song and make it better

Poor Jude. In the past month or so he has been diagnosed with RSV, a sinus infection, infected cradle cap, eczema, a possible milk allergy and the latest: infant impetigo. He's seen his doctor 3 times, a different doctor once and been to the ER once. I called the advice nurse more than 15 times and spoke to an on call doctor in the middle of the night 3 times. His entire head has been covered in puss and scabs, he's had trouble sleeping, breathing and everything in between and his whole body is covered in rashes and what does he have to say about it? Mostly smiles. This kid is the happiest kid I have EVER seen in my life! Yes, you can tell he is not feeling well and in some pain but for the most part he endures with a smile and a brave face. He used to sleep 8 hours a night and now we are down to 3 or 4 hour chunks but we know he will eventually get better. I love this little guy so much that all I do is worry about him and his big brother but I trust that if we do all we can to take care of them they will eventually get better. Countless prayers and blessings have been a comfort but I think the worry will eventually kill me. Another reason why 2 kids is it for me. I am just so grateful to have these sweet little boys! So as of right now Jude is on his second antibiotic and I am not eating any dairy. Thank you everyone for your help, prayers and counsel as we have been having a rough month or so. We hope everything will even out for us and we will be able to return the favor.

1 comment:

Dad and Mom Mann said...

What a blessing to have him be so good natured. He is such a cutie! We pray for your family daily and hope that you will all soon be healthy! And, Brook, you do look fantastic. I am so happy for you and proud of you and Dave! We are trying to follow your good example. Love you!