Well my big boy my thoughts have been wondering a lot lately and especially this last week, I have realised how thankful I am for your doctor who knows you so well. Last week Wednesday you were a little ..... okay very niggly :-) so daddy took you to the doctor on Thursday morning, we would have gone on Wednesday but it was his day off - I guess even doctors need some time off. When he saw you, he didnt even hesitate to tell daddy to take you straight to the hospital. He said your colour was off and that your body temperature was way cooler than what it should be and that you were probably dehydrated nd needed to be put on oxygen - and that in no uncertain terms scared the hell of out me. I am begining to think that you like the hospital, cause once we were there you settled and went back to your normal self for a little while. Hmmmm little monster - mommies little monster :-). Anyway daddy and I could not quite figure out how you could be dehydrated, you were taking all your feed, you werent vommiting - well you cant vommit and you definately did not have a runny tummy.
Anyway we did all the nececessary blood tests and xrays of which we would only get the results in the morning. And this my baby boy is how well your doctor knows you. By 6 in the evening your tummy started running like crazy, so much so that within 20 minutes I had to change your nappy 6 times !!!!! Fortunately you were already on a drip so you couldnt really dehydrate.
The next morning when the test results came back it showed that you werent dehydrated but your sodium levels had dropped which indicated that you were on your way and that your infection count was at 71 when the normal is between 2 and 8, you were also in the begining stages of bronchial pnuemonia - Scary how well Dr Roelofse knows you. So yes big boy I am ever so grateful that we have a doctor that does all he can for you to keep you as healthy as can be and as comfortable as can be. I remember one day daddy had said to him that he just wanted to thank him for all that he does for us and for you, cause we know a lot of doctors dont like to treat T18 babies and he responded that one day he would have to stand in front of GOD and explain to him why he didnt or did. What a humbling experience.
Daddy also had the pleasure of Dr Roelofse having a student doctor with him on Tuesday and he showed her all of what is wrong with you - well in my mind there really isnt anything wrong with you, God made you as perfect as you can be, and perfect in our eyes ...... just not perfect in others eyes. But we cant blame them, we are all human and if you are not in a position that our family is in, nothing will ever be perfect. Okay I am getting away from what I actually wanted to say - Dr Roelofse told the student doctor that he and all the other doctors had given you a zero % chance of survival and look at you know, you have proved everyone wrong..... and why ..... all because of the love of your parents. NOW THAT MADE MOMMY AND DADDY EVER SO PROUD, but we cant take all the credit cause your sisters and ouma and oupa and granny and grampa, aunty Tich, uncles Kev, Ced and Mathew and we cannot forget aunty Teressa, Tersia and Bren, and so many others, they all just love you so so much.
Glad you are better baby boy and that it was a quick hospital stay.
Love you so so much pumpkin pie !!!