Monday, July 30, 2007

Life is Fragile

I think one of the hardest things we have to go through as parents, is when our little ones are sick.

I know compared to some of the medical stuff our friends & family are going through (our dear friend Julie Reid, my husband's sister Beth's chronic back problems, my dad's ongoing recovery from a very serious fall, etc. etc,) Kyra's fever/runny nose seems like small potatoes.

However, when you're holding this little, little girl, late at night, who is burning up with fever, life's fragileness seems very real. You would give anything to take her hurt away. And all you can do is hold them, and pray, often with tears running down your cheeks.

Luckily we live in a great country where excellent medical care & insurance are available, and best of all, a doctor's office who will fit you in for an appointment, even on a busy Monday.

And with that, I need to go, as I need to pull together something for a quick lunch before our appointment at noon.

Blessings friends, and keep praying for each other!


Anonymous said...

Did you know that kids can get, like, a hundred-eighty-seven degrees and still be OK? I feel for you--the fear and wondering--but they are tougher than we realize. I swear it messes us up more than them. Hope it all worked out for you today and she got meds if need be. -K-

Melinda said...

You are SO right! And it doesn't get easier as they grow older. How is she doing? What did you find out at the doctor?