Saturday, March 12, 2011

Worst timing ever. . .

Our son is sick. He's 3, it happens. He's got a fever of one hundred and three. . . four actually on one night. It's now lasted 4 days, and he's got a bad cough (so bad it made him throw up one day). According to his doctor, it's a croup related thing that is going around. It lasts a long time too.

Why is it the worst timing ever? Because this morning his baby sister was born. I don't want to detract from the miracle of her birth (more on that soon) and let him steal her spotlight, but as I'm sitting her in this hospital room watching my beautiful wife hold our adorable new baby girl I feel like we're all incomplete.

Whatever he's got isn't worth risking the health of a 1-day-old. But knowing that one quarter of our family isn't able to participate in this moment is breaking my heart. It's all I can think about. He's with his doting grandparents and they are taking good care of him, but he shouldn't be with them, he should be with us.

It really sucks.

1 comment:

Muliebrity said...

I'm sorry for your big boy, Jamie. My two year old had the croup last month, and it did seem to go away somewhat quickly.

I know it's hard because you want him to be there, but the reality is, he is really too young to "get it" and he won't know the difference between meeting the baby now and a few days from now.

Enjoy your daughter. This is your opportunity to give her your undivided attention and to get to know her. I know it's not ideal, but it's what you have been given. You will have plenty of opportunities to be together as a family soon enough.

Congrats on the baby and I hope the boy feels better soon!