She’s Sick

My little girl is sick. A truly rotten cold with a deep, mucus-y cough that sometimes makes her hack so hard that she vomits. She’s pale and run-down and looks, well, rather pathetic.

And I am so grateful…

… grateful that my former-preemie is one of the strong ones, whose lungs are as capable as any other 3-year old’s.

… grateful that I can now treat this with lots of fluids and not frequent nebulizer treatments.

… grateful that God and our pediatrician have given me the faith and confidence to understand that I don’t need to freak out at every cough just because she was born early… a cold does not automatically equal RSV.

… grateful that my daughter is so incredibly tough and has been through so much worse that she never really complains.

… grateful that I’m an easy-going enough mommy to let her eat donut holes if that’s all that sounds good.

… grateful that the rest of the family has so far dodged the bug.

… and grateful that this too, like all bumps in the road, shall pass.

May this find you all in good health.

For more reasons to be grateful, be sure to visit Laura‘s Gratituesday.

(On a related note, I’ll be back later today to announce the winner of the Valentine’s giveaway, but that’ll be it for today… sick babies come first!)

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