Friday, March 25, 2011

Realizations

My sweet baby is not doing so great this week. The poor thing has a runny nose, a cough, and is just out of sorts all around.

On Wednesday night, we had a little episode that scared me bad. I won’t go into the details, but she did some weird stuff in a 20ish minute span that made me wonder if we should take her to the hospital.

Evan came home and after some debate we decided against going in because she had returned to normal (well, I’m-sick-with-a-cold-and-not-too-happy normal) and we had her regular 6 month appointment scheduled for Thursday morning anyway. We watched her closely through the evening and night and she seemed to be okay.

At her appointment, after talking to the doctor, he suggested that what happened might possibly have been a mild seizure. Not for sure. It’s just a possibility. He assured me that as a one time, isolated incident, it is not something to be concerned about. It could have happened as a result of having a low grade fever, being congested, fighting an infection, being tired, lacking oxygen for a short time, and so on. He said if episodes like this occur in the future, then we would certainly want to check it out, but for now, everything seems to be fine, aside from her having a common cold.

During this I came to realize how blessed, truly blessed, I am to have a healthy, thriving child.

Over the course of one evening, where my baby seemed to be not doing so well for a few short moments, my mom heart got all torn up. In a bad way. It hurt my heart to see her like that. And, in reality, it was nothing. Nothing in comparison to what some Mamas go through.

We’ve made it to the six month point without having to have any doctor visits aside from her normally scheduled checks. (Mind you, she has been under the weather at two of these appointments – girlfriend just loves to get sick the day before so we can get it all done in one fell swoop). Aside from a few colds, runny noses, coughs and sneezes, she’s been in perfect health. No high fevers. No ear infections. No flu bugs. No major health concerns. This week is the first time that her health has caused any changes to her temperament. Generally speaking, she is a healthy and happy babe. And this is not to toot my own horn – it’s only by the grace of God that she’s remained so healthy. It is not because of anything I’ve done or haven’t done. Babies get sick. It happens. Especially this winter. Oh yes, it happens.

But, somehow we’ve escaped most of that. And realize that we are so blessed.

I have realized that our trials are so miniscule compared to those faced by many families.

And that the gift of a healthy child is one to be cherished.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Aww poor Evalyn! And poor momma! Hope she gets feeling better!

Sarah Hannon said...

Oh jeez! Praying for you guys :) Hope Eva feels better soon.

Jackie said...

I second that....a healthy baby is such a blessing. Hope that little episode what absolutely nothing--she just wants to keep you on your toes. :)

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

This is truly all I wish for: a healthy, happy baby.

Of course, a super, amazing natural birth would be the icing on the cake AND the beginning of that healthy start :)

Hope your little one is feeling 100% in no time!

Gina said...

Those febrile seizures are scary but nothing to worry about.

Yeah right...easy for me to say...every single time L gets a fever I literally praypraypray that he doesn't go into one.

I'll keep you girls in my prayers too.

Gaby said...

Praying for you guys and eva! But yes i also am so thankful I have a healthy child i often take it for granted!

Jillian said...

I loved this and so true!! Em had a seizure when she had her UTI and it scared the crap out of me!!

Katie~Loves Of Life said...

So blessed, girl. We are. I can *so* feel you about the sick, congested, cough'y, sad baby... :/ We've been going on 2 weeks. Its so hard to see them sick. You're such a wonderful momma.

Emily said...

Hey sweets...let's talk about this some time. Tank has mild seizures (called "febrile seizures") when he is sick and spikes a fever. It's happened several times to us. I wonder if that's what E experienced.

SnoWhite said...

Praise God for taking such good care of your little babe. He is in control, and what you've said is so right.

Land of Blissful Chaos said...

Poor babe. I hope she feels better soon. And I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

Lucky in Love said...

That is so scary!!! Praying for you sweet little girl! Love you!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I'm sure that was terrifying. I can't even imagine. We've also been ridiculously lucky in the sickness department. She had a few days where she felt like boo and it broke my heart. I can't even imagine.. We are so blessed. Thank God for our healthy kiddos :)