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.
12 thoughts on “Thank You For Your Support!”
I’m so glad your son is now resting comfortably back at home. What an ordeal to go through.
Thank you so much, Carole! He’s so excited to be home with his toys that he doesn’t even seem to be bothered by his cast.
Bless his little heart! Ijust said a little prayer for him, you and the rest of his family and friends. Trust in the Lord.
Thank you so much. We’re all very happy to have him back at home.
I am so so glad that your little boy is on the mend, and back home where he belongs. Having experienced a 10 day NICU stay with my oldest, I completely understand where you are coming from about relationships – but wanted to add, that sometimes people don’t say/do anything because they are not sure what to do. Or they figure you will ask if you need something……just an observation.
Enjoy your snuggles with your little guy now that he is home!
Thank you, Ashley! No, it’s never fun to watch a little one go through something like this but I think it makes us stronger parents…at least I hope so!
I am so glad he is doing better! My daughter has that same paci and that photo hit a little close to home! Your son has such a bright spirit, things will be back to their normal soon!
Thank you so much, Heidi! He’s usually quite a healthy boy so this took us all by surprise. We’re just so glad to have him back at home.
So very glad that he is doing well, I think that’s enough illness in his life for a VERY long time. Kids are so resilient, I’m a former peds nurse, now working in ER. Unfortunately you’re right – people really do show their true colors in events like this.
Thank you so much, Sarah! I agree – no more illness for a VERY long time! Poor little guy went through so much.
Oh I had no idea you were going through this. I’m sure you are happy to be able to hold and love up your little man back at home and I send you warm thoughts and wishes during his recovery. There is nothing scarier than being in the hospital watching over your child, I went through it when my son was born and wouldn’t wish that fear and uncertainty on anyone.
Take time for yourself, it can be hard to not be fearful for a while afterwards but kids do bounce back and he is young enough that he won’t likely remember any of this.
Thank you so much, Tennille! Yes, seeing a little one in the hospital is so tough. I’m just so happy to have him back at home! It was a really tough three weeks but he’s doing so much better.