Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hang onto your hats (and happy 2015!)

Happy New Year! The boys and I rehashed 2014 today and talked about all of its highlights and lowlights. I'll use Elijah's favorite word and say that it was an "interesting" year. We had SO MANY good moments and some learning/challenging ones, as well. I'm excited to see what is in store for us in 2015!

Yesterday was Sammy's worst sickness day. His breathing was so scary. He sounded like Darth Vader while at rest and had a fever (although I don't know how high it was because the boys have managed to hide our thermometer in an undisclosed location). I was super nervous about getting him through the night last night, especially since Dan was working through the night. I eventually brought Darth Vader into bed with me so I could listen to (umm, obsess about) him whenever I wanted. By the time morning came he sounded much better and was so much better today. Thank goodness! He's on the mend.

Elijah, my sweet Elijah. He struggled today. It was one of those days when I envisioned myself on that terrible, old, shaky roller coaster at ValleyFair. The one where you feel like your brain is going to start oozing out of your ears and like the violent shaking may have done permanent damage to all of your internal organs. You hold on for dear life and will yourself to survive. "It's going to end. It WILL end. Get through the ride. HOLD ON TIGHT." That was today. I just got through it. As I've mentioned, it has not exactly been a restful "break," so Elijah is still well above boiling point. Today was filled with verbal lashings pretty much constantly. I have been praying all day that tomorrow will be better. And the next day even better. We have tried so hard to limit activity/noise/stimulation so that his brain can get back to a comfortable place. We're not there, but with some prayer maybe we can get there in the next few days.

I'll end with a few adorable Sammy funnies. :)

Lately he's been asking us random questions in the middle of the night. SMACK in the middle of the night, we hear questions such as the following:
"What is 4+2?"
"Is this breathing?" (which is followed by a HUGE deep breath)
"How old will Elijah be when I'm 7?"
"What color is blue plus orange plus purple?"

Since his sickness, he's said a few cute things:
"I think my smelling is stuck!"
"Why is my talking not working so well?"
"I think my cough is running out."

He told me that he didn't ever want to grow up (probably because I always tell him to stop growing up). Then:
Sammy: "What makes me grow up?"
Me: "Time!"
...long pause and lots of thinking...
S: "Well....then I should stop time. I think I'll put some tape on it. Or super glue."

I hope you all had a good day and that this year will be filled with good things for ALL of you! Thanks for peeking in!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I like Elijah's favourite word. You have a lovely blog. Happy 2015. :)