Thursday, March 27, 2008


I am so thankful that the scary part of Ethan's trouble breathing is over! I hope to never have to take a child to the ER again. This is already the second time Ethan's had to go (the first was for a concussion...) and it really stinks. He is still not himself, but he is at least playing and although he has to breathe hard just with regular play, he isn't laying down or crying. I am still giving him treatments every four hours, but the difference is like night and day. Of course the camera isn't one of the things we grabbed as we rushed out the door in the middle of the night to go to the hospital, but after we had been there for about 5 hours and knew he would be staying at least another day, Jerry went home to get some things and to put in the payroll at work. (Somehow people still like to get paid even when you are having a personal tragedy...) He grabbed the camera while he was home.

Here's Ethan after the treatments started to work. He is still feverish...but just before we took this picture, he said to me, "Mommy, I am so happy. I can breathe now."

After we got a room, he was so happy to lay down after a night of not sleeping and 12 hours in a chair in the ER.

Aaron came up to visit after dinner Tuesday night. Ethan was so glad to see him! You would think that they hadn't seen eachother in a month rather than just in one day! One good thing about being in a children's hospital is that they have fun things for the kids to do. The boys were fascinated by this Troy Aikman display!

I am so glad to be home now. Even though he still needs treatments every four hours, we are all so much more comfortable at home. Thanks for praying for us while we were in the hospital. It meant a lot to know that so many people were praying!


Joanna said...

wow! i'm so happy things are settling down. just thinking about all this stresses me out so i know you must really be stressed. i hope you all continue to get some good rest and recover quickly.

Joanna said...

did i mention how many times i've said "thank you thank you thank you God for these healthy kids." i mean, we've only taken them to the hospital once and that was for a stomach virus and they were dehydrated. i can't imagine being hospitalized with the kids, or you know having the kids hospitalized. good grief, whenever i think about it i get this overwhelming feeling that you must be *so* tired.

we've all got a bug. everyone's got either a sore throat or a runny nose or both. grrr...

Tina said...

Johanna, I am so happy to hear everything is okay. Terrifying!
Still praying for a speedy 100% recovery!