Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Croup: Season 5, Episode 2 (Elijah)

I have been biting my tongue for a long time regarding a topic beginning with the letter C. Do you realize that Elijah has not had a single croup episode since last September? All winter I wondered and waited and prayed against the nasty croup that has caused so much drama in our lives. I think I can now successfully say that croup went DOWN this year!

This morning at 5:32 I heard a cough over the monitor and then, "MOMMMMYY!" Dan and I ran into the boys' room and grabbed Elijah from his bed. It didn't sound severe and we were right, thank goodness. Dan sat with him in a steamy bathroom for a few minutes and put him back to bed. He was fine and we didn't hear a single cough at all for the rest of the day, or anything that was even slightly amiss. We hope this means he is growing out of croup! Finally!

I was thinking today about how many years of my life have been shaved off due to croup stress. It is not a fun childhood illness to experience as a parent OR a child. We are praying that we are nearing the end of this! Now, can we also squeeze in a potty prayer? :)

THANK YOU to those of you who commented on my last post. If you haven't yet, go back and leave a message! Elijah read every one of your words today and he (and Sammy) would love to read more! It is so comforting to know that you are "there." Sometimes I feel like I'm sending my words into outer space. Thank you!

1 comment:

survivingsibling said...

thank God it wasn't long lived. Keeping him in continued prayer. And the rest of you. All intentions. Peace :)
(tried to leave a message on the most recent post about the key, not sure if it went through though).