if you…

October 7, 2008

If you are going to have to take your 10 day old into the hospital for rapid breathing here are the things to be so thankful for…

a mother who happens to be visiting at the moment and someone who your children absolutely adore, which means no worries at home

a sister who writes a post for you even though she is pregnant, sick and exhausted

a dear friend who happens to work at the very unit you are sent to and calls ahead to make sure you get rock star treatment

getting a very cool doctor who takes the least invasive approach and calms your every fear

getting another very cool doctor who works the night shift and hangs out to shoot the shit with you while you talk extensively about birth

another sister who reminds you it’s okay to cry

dear friends who fill your phone with text messages of light and hope

coming home to the yummiest meal from the kindest friend who always gives all of her heart

yet another sister who you can discuss all things medical with, her nursing mind giving you the 411- no holds barred

people who pray and light candles

very kind nurses who are hopeful and positive, and treat your baby like a person

a deeper love for your own bed and home

a wise friend who brings you yummy tofu and shrinks you through the experience

finding out you don’t have to stay the full 72 hours as first told

a relief to find your baby girl is just fine and all is well with her health

a very tired mama who is happy that feeling exhausted is the only thing she has to worry about tonight

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10 Responses to “if you…”

  1. Kristin Says:

    So glad you’re home & all is well. Candles have been burning all over Richmond (& further) with well wishes for your babe & family.

  2. ginevra Says:

    oh honey! glad you and yours are well.

  3. shawna Says:

    How scary, but so fortunate you had so many wonderful people everywhere you turned. I’m hope things are returning to normal and you all stay well.

  4. Kelly Says:

    Glad everything is OK. Having had to take my barely 2 day old to the ER once, I know so well the experience you are describing. I too came out of it so overwhelmed with gratitude that I cried for days at the drop of a hat. Especially when I said “thank you” to someone. I still remember the ER doc’s name that we dealt with that night and it was 5 years ago.

    I hope you are able to get your sea legs again soon…I’m sure that knocked you off of them for a bit.

    take care.

  5. Valerie Says:

    I’m so glad to hear you are all ok. Get some sleep and snuggle up with that beautiful baby.

  6. nikole Says:

    I’m so happy that everything is okay. Rest well, mama.

  7. christa Says:

    Hi you! My candle burned around the clock until I heard that all was well. I’ve been thinking about you all a lot!
    I’m sending you lots of love,
    Christa

  8. nyjlm Says:

    glad that you are home and that so many angels were keeping their eye on your family.

  9. kate Says:

    sometimes, just sometimes, the medical community can be the very best of themselves for their patients. 😉

  10. jonah Says:

    Patience,
    I can’t wait to meet her. We need to hang out more. I like the way you see things.
    j


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