As many of you know, my son has been having some health issues for the last three weeks. What started out as a small slip and fall in the kitchen turned into three fractures in his tiny leg, croup, pneumonia, RSV, and an ear infection. Over the last three weeks we’ve had to make one call to 911 because my son was having trouble breathing, we’ve made six visits to the ER and we’ve spent six days in isolation in the pediatric unit of the hospital. As you can imagine, watching my young son (he’s 2.5 years old) go through this has been extremely difficult for my entire family.
We’re happy to report that he is on the mend and is now resting comfortably back at home while getting used to walking with a cast. He has been such a brave boy. As you can imagine, I’ve shed a lot of tears during the last three weeks so I’m so excited to have him back home laughing, snuggling and playing.
I truly believe that when you go through an experience like this, it forces you to take a look at your life and the people in it. I am so thankful for having such wonderful friends and family in my life that have been checking up on us, offering support and just being there to listen during the moments I felt as though my heart couldn’t handle anymore. Without sounding too negative, I’m honestly disappointed in a few people that I considered to be friends that didn’t show compassion for the sweet little boy lying in the hospital bed hooked up to multiple machines. I believe this was a time for me to reflect on the relationships in my life and re-evaluate my priorities.
During our stay at the hospital, we could hear intercom calls like “pediatric trauma to emergency” that always brought tears to my eyes and I realized how lucky I am to bring a healthy boy home with us. My heart goes out to the other families who are still in the hospital with their loved ones.
I want to send a huge THANK YOU to the Moms & Munchkins community – the many readers, fellow bloggers, and business owners – who have been there to offer kind words and prayers for our little guy. It means more to me than you’ll ever know. I’ve only met all of these people in the last two years (since starting Moms & Munchkins) and now I’m happy to call many of them my friends.
Now I’m off to snuggle a little boy who is very excited to be back home in his own bed.