when your kid is sick

Monday, August 12, 2013

There is nothing more sad. I hate seeing my kids sick. I get so bummed for them. Especially after you've administered the medicine, handed out the Popsicles,kissed foreheads and rubbed backs and now they have to just ride the rest if it out.

I was supposed to visit my sister on Thursday when my baby woke up with a crazy runny nose and my big kid was wheezing. RJ stayed home from work so I could still go but on my way there my mom instinct kicked in and I turned around. I'm glad I did because Landon's asthma took a turn for the worse. 

RJ and I knew we would have asthmatic kids. He had terrible asthma as a child (but outgrew it as an adult) and I still have asthma (mine came on with puberty - as if I didn't already have enough to deal with at the time!). So it was pretty much inevitable that our boys would struggle with it. Parker has had one minor flare up but Landon's had a few. Unfortunately this last one was the worst. 

Thankfully our pediatrician is very prepared to deal with asthma attacks so after our home nebulizer failed to work I rushed him to the doctor. They gave him two breathing treatments, but hestill wasn't   breathing well so he got a steroid shot in the leg. Thankfully that did the trick. 

It was the first time I've ever felt truly scared by Landon's asthma and it was an awful feeling. i kept thinking about moms who have a kid with cancer or a chronic debilitating illness and my heart just broke for them. It's 1000x easier to stuffer yourself than watch you child suffer. 

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