Thursday, May 31, 2012
This too shall pass
Well, after 13 years of parenting (almost), I have finally found what I can't handle.... It's been a tough week around our house. Last week my baby came down with strep throat. That was a first in our house. He was really sick! I don't remember strep being this bad. The poor kid was in bed for 3 days, but started feeling better just in time for Memorial Weekend! Great, we got through that one, right??!! Well this week I started to notice a rash on the poor little guy and by the next morning it was so bad, I could hardly stomach it. Between 2 Dr. visits, and 3 visits to the pharmacy and cancelling his swimming lessons for the next two weeks, it's confirmed he had a severe allergic reaction to his meds.
Now, like I said, I've been a parent for 13 years, and cleaned up a lot of messes with 5 sick kids and it never really bothered me, but this.... this has really got to me! I can hardly handle it. The poor guy looks so miserable, and there is nothing we can do, but wait for it to go away and hope the meds kick in soon. I was in tears when my husband got home from work last night, and I had a realization. Being a mom is tough (we already knew that right :)! We have such an emotional attachment to our "job" This is our flesh and blood we are caring for. It's emotionally exhausting to care for a sick child, going on 2 weeks now. It doesn't end at the end of the day. We go to bed, worried about our child, praying the meds kick in and he doesn't have trouble breathing while he's alseep. We wake up, and the first thing we think of is our sick child. Well, I snuck in to check on him this morning, hoping to find some improvement, and there was none. It will be another long day around here, but this can't last forever. "This too shall pass". Thankful for prayer and hope in a loving God, who listens to even the smallest prayers, from a mother who wants her son to feel better soon!