Monday, September 15, 2008

department of redundancy department


There's a lot of stuff on my mind from the last few days, but for now I have to toss an offering into the Gratitude Basket. I know most of you have already read this, but...


It's that time of year again.


The beginning


and


The end

14 comments:

Rudee said...

This would certainly put many things right into perspective now, wouldn't it? It's hard to sit back and count your blessings when life is always getting in the way. I'm glad you can count this one.

Devon said...

My God... even knowing it turned out well, my mouth went dry reading those posts.

When my son was 5 months old he was diagnosed with pneumonia and RSV. The pediatrician wanted to try and treat him outpatient. I slept on the floor next to his crib for a week with my stethescope. I was a hospice nurse at the time and quit my job. Everything in my world was about the possibility of loosing my baby.

I can't imagine going through all that you did. I need to sign off now and go smooch up my kids!!!

the planet of janet said...

wow. just wow.

i hear your gratitude. and echo it with my own.

Eileen said...

Thank God. You have been in my prayers. I can't imagine anything worse than coming that close to seeing your child so very close to death, and having to wait out and see which way it would turn out. Nothing on this planet could be worse. It definately puts things in perspective. Huge, huge gratitude basket.
XXXXX

Maggie May said...

I didn't know. So pleased for you. Gratitude all round. He will always be special. Phew!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

I've been reading through some of your previous posts since I've been on a sort of blogging sabbatical. You've had a tough year, but I bet it all pales in comparison to the experience of your son being so gravely ill. I'm sending you lots of good thoughts and wishes.

CrazyCath said...

I have never read these post before, but I have now and it made me cry.

You are so right. Always grateful. Always. They can pat a rattlesnake anyday if it means this doesn't happen. Thank you for "grounding" us yet again.

Irene said...

You know that I don't have my son anymore, but I am very happy for you that you still have yours. I am not envious of you. Fate determines these things and there is no one to blame. Cherish your child always, but I know you do that already. You don't need me to tell you that.

aims said...

Oh RC. My stomach is still clenched tight and he's not even mine!

Autumn said...

I can't imagine going through that. It made my stomach turn and I cried through the whole thing. I just kept imagining my son being that sick. Thank god it turned out ok.

ExpatKat said...

OMG! You brought back memories of my 8mth old having measles. Her body went into partial shutdown. We were at home and the doctor had told me to give her Tylenol and wait for the fever to pass. I put clothes on her and then took them off again for 48hrs because she couldn't control her body temp. Later they told me I'd saved her life.
So glad this turned out well for you (as it did for me). I just got the bill for my teenagers meningitis shot. After reading this, I'm happy to pay it!

Marti said...

RC, even back then, you were stronger than you ever knew. I can understand being thankful.

I try not to take things for granted and you sent a nice reminder to me.

Hugs
Marti

Akelamalu said...

One can go through a lot of shit in one's life but nothing, nothing, is as bad as your child being so sick you think you might lose them. :(

Thankfully you didn't. :)

Pamela said...

I had not read it.
love happy endings.