Thoughts For Thursday!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great week!! Is anyone else totally messed up on what day it is?!? I love that it is a "shorter" week- but for the life of me can't keep track of what day it is! HA!

So....two days ago I had to take my little baby boy into the doctor because what was just a little runny nose last week had turned into a really, really bad wheezy cough by Monday.  Poor thing was just absolutely pitiful!
Our pediatrician took one look at him when she walked into the exam room and said, "That is not my usual happy James!" :(  She checked his ears- double ear infection! :(  Then, she listened to his lungs and said, "We need to do a breathing treatment and see if that helps him breath better."  Ok.  Totally not a big deal...nothing I have ever had to do with my other three girls, but I knew of a lot of people who have had to do breathing treatments with their kids.  Poor baby screamed the entire time I held the little mask on his face.  The doctor came back in after the breathing treatment and listened to his lungs again. Then she got a really grim look on her face and said, " I am sending you up to the hospital to get an X-Ray of his lungs.  I need to know what is going on inside there.  If he has pneumonia, we will have to admit him overnight for IV antibiotics."  I was so caught off guard!  I felt tears welling up in my eyes and couldn't respond for a couple minutes because if I did, I would just start blubbering.  How did a bad little cough and cold, turn into my baby needing to get an Xray of his lungs?!?  Luckily, just a few minutes later, James coughed, the doctor listened to his lungs again and they had cleared considerably- which meant we did not have to go to the hospital!  James ended up getting a pretty strong dose of antibiotics at the doctor's office, he  went on oral antibiotics yesterday and we have to do breathing treatments on him, 3 times a day for the next 5 days.  Definitely not fun...but also not a BIG deal.  
I will never forget that feeling I had when the doctor said we needed to head up to the hospital.  My heart sank and started racing all at the same time.  And once I settled down, I realized, there are SO many parents who live that feeling every day because they have a chronically ill baby or child.  Their days are spent at the hospital, watching their babies get poked with needles, tests run on them and worst of all- seeing their babies in pain.  

It is SO easy to get caught up in little things throughout the day that seem like a huge deal.  

The truth is- for most of us- those moments are just NOTHING to get upset over!

When you stop and think about TRUE, REAL hardships people are struggling makes me incredibly thankful for my perfectly, imperfect life.  

What are some things you are feeling grateful for today?

I am linking up with Natalie and Annie today!


  1. Hi there! I found your blog through the Home of Malones Thursday link up! I love the name, I always think that too when people look at me and my 3 littles and say, "Wow you have your hands full!". I feel for you, 2 of mine have been through that and it just feels so helpless, all you can do is pray. I hope your little guy gets well soon!

    1. Hi Kacie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! He is already doing a little bit better! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I agree! The little things can drive you crazy if you let them.
    The Lady Lawyer

    1. Hi Brittany! You are so right!! Always reminding myself not to make mountains out of a mole hills! HA!


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