Rough Day Too
This has been an extraordinarily difficult day. Even with the two hour delay for school this morning allowing Joan and Jessie to catch a few extra winks we all are absolutely exhausted. None of us got any real rest. At two thirty this morning we had Jessie up trying to sooth her brother's panic. It was not grasping for straws as was proven to us a few minutes ago. I guess this is the first time that deep-seeded connection they share couldn't break through the chaos in Ben's brain.
Joan just got home from work. She's in the midst of a five-day crunch so her weekend is now booked. I can't imagine how tough today has been for her. To have the stress of her job on top of the worry for her baby just really isn't fair. But of course nothing in this life really is fair.
Both of our stomachs are shredded. Ben has not returned to his "base line" yet. We're hopeful that a good night's rest will do us a world of good but it's so difficult right now to look into his eyes and see confusion. Ben's eyes are usually so full of life and he typically is always a touch or a scratch away from The World's Biggest Grin.
The only relief we've had was just a few minutes ago when I told him how Jessie would be home soon from a friend's birthday party. That drew the first and only huge smile of the day. See why we awakened Jessie at 2:30 this morning? Mom and Dad certainly could do no worse.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Rough Day Too