Although you are fine now, the last two weeks have just been plain yuck !! Two weeks back mommy got a serious ear infection and burst an ear drum - not fun but the worst part is, is that I had a viral infection which I passed on to you. The Friday night you were a little on the niggly side and you were playing with your ear. Now you always play with your left ear, that is nothing new, BUT when you started playing with the other ear, well I knew. So we took you to the doctor the very next morning and he confirmed that you had an infection. You and I were both put on really strong antibiotics. We managed to catch it at begining stages, so at least it wasnt hospital. You managed quite well and we were satisfied ..... for a week at least. the following Monday you were miserable and congested, so back to the doctor ........ We are beginning to wonder if you just miss him and want to visit :-) because the moment we get there you are all smiles and talking away as if nothing is wrong ...... hmmmmmm I wonder ..... Okay so it was only nasal and nothing that some really good nose drops wouldnt sort out. Couldnt do antibiotics again, you had just finished a course.
The VERY next day you hit out in a rash which scared the living day lights out of us. You havent been immunised against Measles, Mumps and Rubella and the ones after that. We can only immunise you once you have been healthy for a few weeks and well yeah, that just does not seem to be happening lately - unfortunately your little body just seems to pick up any virus that seems to even think of passing our way :-( Anyway, daddy rushed you off to the doc while mommy was at work stressing myself out beyond measures, seriously thinking we are going to spend a week or so in the hospital in complete isolation. You picked up the Coxsackie virus, otherwise known as hand, foot and mouth disease. Still trying to figure out how you got it.
For once we were actually happy that you are fed through a tube. Your doctor told us that if you were bottle fed that without a doubt you would have been in hospital because you wouldnt have been able to drink - YAY gtube !!! Never thought I would hear myself say that :-) !!
The virus has now worked its way out of your little body and your sisters are able to hold you and play with you. Not quite sure who is more ecstatic, you or them :-) Okay so now we need to keep you healthy cause we are going away for two weeks and I dont think any of us can wait, we are so excited. This will be our first holiday in 6 years and our VERY FIRST HOLIDAY WITH YOU !!!!!!. This will also be your first time in an airplane. I am sad that daddy and the girls cant be flying with us, but they will be travelling a day before us and will meet us there. Needless to say ..... and I know I shouldnt be ..... but I am really very frightened. I am not sure how you will react to the flight, if you will be ok or not, but when I listen to other trisomy families travels they havent had any problems and then well, yeah - just dead scared of being away from your doctor but I guess he needs a holiday with his family too :-( Although he is always there for us, sometimes I wish I could just stick him in my pocket and take him out whenever we need him :-) I know really far fetched but yeah ....... I can dream cant I ? Anyway he has been great and is taking precaution by prescribing a whole lot of meds that we might need - I mean we know well enough by now when you need to be on an antibiotic or nebs, so at least we have that. But I am praying and asking God to keep us all healthy and safe on our travels.
On the plus side, I just cant wait to build more memories with you, I cant wait to see your expression and reaction when your feet touch the beach sand and the sea water and see your uncle who you havent seen in ages. Simple things that most people take for granted. I know we cant keep you in the sun for long, besides the fact that you battle to open your eyes outside, but just those few minutes will be a memory of a life time for us, to see daddy and the girls playing in the sand with you and having fun and knowing that I can just see everyone so care free and worryless (not sure if such a word exists) just for a moment makes my heart happy and puts my mind at ease, that for a little while we can actually be a normal family with no worries whatsoever.
Love you baby boy. Love you more and more each second of the day.