October 20, 2012

The Best and The Worst

Let's start with the worst.  My baby is still in the hospital.  How do you come home to a house empty of his presence, one strewn with his Lego creations, half-eaten cheese stick in the fridge and his dirty clothes?  Coming home even for brief periods of time is the hardest.  I think I've shed more tears here than sitting by his sick little body.  But it's necessary to come home, to hug and love Jude and just to get some horizontal sleep.  Those hospital "bed" chairs are rough.

It's also a chance to just forget about things a bit, hence I'm spending time catching up with stuff online.  I've got some coffee in hand, and no tears in it, for once.

Soren is very slowly recovering, but like any road to health, it often comes with some bumps.  While I won't get into the details, he basically came down with a staph infection that caused his skin to become inflamed and peel (scalded skin syndrome as a result of a staph infection is his diagnosis).  His skin looks much better, but he is still sedated until it's not so painful.  And with sedation comes other complications, which the doctors, nurses and staff are so marvelously keeping under control.  What an incredible age of science and medicine we live in, truly.

So Chris and I will be muddling through another weekend in the PICU, cautiously optimistic, hoping and praying for the best.  I want to thank you all for your prayers, especially since it's impossible for me to personally thank each one of you.  It means a lot, this network of "real" and virtual friends we have.  It certainly keeps our spirits up, knowing there are so many people we can lean on.

Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers.   You're the best!  May your families be well.


16 comments:

  1. So glad to hear he's recovering- even if it is slowly.

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  2. Glad he is on the road to recover. (((HUGS)))

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  3. Raileigh has been praying for Soren each night on her own with no reminders from me :) We are all praying for you and I cannot wait until I read that he is home.

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  4. So happy to hear that he's recovering. Get some rest, mama. *hugs*

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  5. So sorry to hear about Soren's illness. So glad to hear that he is recovering! Sending prayers and good thoughts to your whole family through this difficult time.

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  6. I'm very happy to hear that little man is hanging in there and recovering! I for one know how precious health is and in the case of healing, it does take time.

    Hang in there Kathleen! You have a good support system from your husband and family, both biological and virtual :)

    Lots of hugs to everyone!

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  7. My prayers are with Soren, you, and the whole family. I hope Soren is better and is back home soon.

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  8. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  9. I am so glad to hear Soren is getting some relief and that he is on the upswing. I can't imagine how you are feeling and I wish I was nearby to help. Hugs.

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  10. Will keep you all in my prayers. So glad Soren is recovering! Praying it will be speedy!!

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  11. Sending so many prayers to you & your baby!!

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  12. Sweet Kathleen, we are covering you all in prayer. I wish so badly that I could come over to help you out! :(

    Please let me know if I can do anything from afar!

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  13. Praying for you and your little one today!

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  14. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs to you all.

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  15. I can't imagine, Kathleen. I'm so glad he's improving and I'm still praying for you guys.

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  16. Sending my best wishes and good vibes! Modern medicine is so amazing, the little one will get the best treatment.

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