Monday, January 10, 2011

The Sick Baby

I am writing and posting this during halftime of the National Championship Game. I am nervous. I have that nervous energy thing going on. Last time it resulted in very clean closets and a full freezer.

Miller has been a very sick little baby. He has been coughing and had a runny nose for several weeks but it got much worse last week and his breathing grew labored. We took him in and what do you know...RSV. I looked back to confirm but Noah had his asthma causing RSV bout at the same exact age. Almost to the day. Isn't that weird?

Miller was so pitiful. And breathing so fast. There were a couple days where I wanted to stay awake and watch him. But his illness coincided with my return to work. In fact the day I went back Noah also came down with a 24hr stomach bug. Adam did a great job with both of them!

I really felt that God gave me great peace about my sick babies. In fact one night, the night before the students were to return, and Miller's worst night, God gave me this verse in my daily readings, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep , for you alone O lord make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8. I slept like a baby and didn't worry a bit.

Miller is doing much better. He is still coughing a good bit and not eating very well. And we will have to wait and see about the asthma possibility. But we have been there before and so has God. This icy weather has given me two more unexpected days with my sweet sick baby. I am grateful.

1 comment:

taylor said...

Pho has been sick too- the Dr thought it was RSV but the test was negative. Sick babies are so sad aren't they? praying for a quick recovery!