Yesterday evening some crappy things happening around our family's life were put into perspective by two situations. In trying improve this site I've started looking at other blogs. I was perusing Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry and her post from yesterday sent me here . I was mesmorized by the plight of this young family. Me and Joan know all too well what "AT" is going through. The kicker is that we have always had each other to lean on when Ben was at his worst. I commented to some select few in recent weeks about the spiritual emptiness I feel inside. I stopped praying many weeks ago because we've received no answers in months (years?). Well I prayed awfully hard last night and this morning for "AT" and his family. I ask that you do the same.
The other thing that happened was that Ben really freaked us out last night. He had been lethargic all day. He slept most of the day which is rather unusual now. About 9PM the thought of him suddenly waking up and keeping the rest of us up all night made Joan try to awaken him so he could play for a few hours. Well Ben wouldn't wake up. When he did it was with the startled look he gets when he's beginning a seizure. But instead having the typical 10 to 30 second seizure he fell right back asleep.
Well mine and Joan's parental alarms go off. No temperature. No vomiting. No major secretions. Perhaps the dreaded shunt infection has crept up on us. We were fully prepared to take him to the pediatrician this morning. Well after a few minutes of fighting through the cobwebs Ben shocks us by waking up like normal. Before long he was smiling, talking, and sticking his arms straight in the air to let us know he wanted up. He's been his normal fun self all morning.
I'm thankful today. I feel a little more blessed than yesterday. And I said a few prayers this morning.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006