Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So. Very. Grateful.

Greetings from the land of recently fixed noses, strep throat, indistinguishable coughs and a clingy Baby Boy. I think it might be raining, too.

Just makes you want to drop in for a visit, doesn't it?

Son (#3) came through surgery, on Tuesday, quite the little Trooper. I finally said, "It's OK to cry, Buddy." He was so very brave.

Here's a picture that we'll title, "Look how much fun I'm having BEFORE things start hurting really badly." Notice the nose that looks to the left. And the "Sweet!" jammies.

We have no pictures of the after, because that would have been heartless. And I was too busy answering the calls for ". . . water. . . water. . . water" that sounded like they came from someone who has single-handedly crawled across the Sahara.

Needless to say, it was much more of an ordeal than I had let myself anticipate.

Hmmm. I think that's called denial.

But I prefer to think of it as "taking no thought for tomorrow. . . sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

In the meantime, I'm going to let the house go, cater to Son's (#3) every wish (like eggrolls - for breakfast?), try to hold Baby Boy and NOT fix dinner (thanks to a sweet friend who is bringing it). And make sure everyone gets a good, long nap.

Because that will fix everything.


I'm so very grateful for all of the help. Taking Daughter (#7) to BSF, keeping Baby Boy, keeping Daughter, bringing the kids home from school, helping with schoolwork, getting dinner on the table, etc. Let me tell you, I couldn't have spent all day at the hospital with Son (#3) without so very much help.

Bless you all, you know who you are!

Thanks ever so much for your prayers. His grace is sufficient.


Jo said...

Wow. You do need a nap!!! I'm so grateful you're on this side of things. Eggrolls for breakfast huh? Man after my own heart. Love you.

Zimms Zoo said...

I can remember a few days with MOnkey like that. I think she even got McDonald's which isn't something that happens in our house very often.

We are so glad that things are over now. And he can start to recover. We will keep praying for him.

Corrie said...

Aww! It DOES make me want to visit...I wish I was closer! Still praying for a quick recovery for all of you!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that he made it through ...and YOU TOO!!! Not fun to see the babies hurt..and they are still our babies no matter how old..aren't they!!! :-)
Praying you all get some good NAPS and can all recover from these past few days.
Spoil him rotten!! It is a "special" time they will always remember.
My oldest was in the hospital twice for pnemonia(sp).....and all she remembers are the ice chips, ice cream..and whatever she wanted!!! :-) (oh yeah..and some needles too...those are not something soon forgotten.)
Happy spoiling!

Zimms Zoo said...

I have to say you are a better mother than I because I totally posted pics of Monkey's nose after her surgery.

I guess I am heartless. I need to learn from you!

Anonymous said...

Been praying for you and wondering how it all turned out. Thanks for the update, and prayers will be continued. God give you all the grace and patience and peace you need for the rest of this week.

Jen S said...

What a brave little guy! And he's so blessed to have a sweet mama like you ready to wait on him hand and foot. Take care!!

Laura said...

Oh, we are praying for the boy here! And for you too! Sometimes it is just as hard on the mom to watch our kiddos go through the pain.

Lori Leigh said...

Oh my. I'm sure it was for the best that you both didn't know how difficult it was going to be. :) Praying for a swift recovery!