Monday, December 7, 2009

'Tis the season

I have to say that one of my favorite parts about this time of year is watching the pure excitement and joy through the eyes of my children. We put our tree and decorations up a couple of days after Thanksgiving. The next morning, with coffee in hand, I just sat and watched the lights reflecting in the kids' eyes as they laid beneath the Christmas tree for what seemed like hours. I remember those days. I remember that joy. And I love reliving it again through them.
The little guy is pretty sick right now. He has been looking a bit under the weather for a few days This shot was taken a few days ago...he always looks rough for a while before we realize if he is just having a mito day or if he is getting sick. This time around, he was getting sick. It hit him hard and fast like it always does...fever then vomiting due to gut shut down and then misery. He had eaten so well last week, and now we are starting all over again with his motility. It's a bit disheartening at times. His wonderful ped prescribed some zofran for him today so we could try one last measure to keep him home during this illness and not have to go in for fluids. So far, the zofran is doing the trick! He is drinking and keeping it down, and he even ate a few bites of food tonight. Now if we can keep reigns on this insanely high fever of his, I think he will be fine at home. We are hoping and praying that he stays well on our trek up to Kentucky at Christmas!


Amanda on December 8, 2009 at 1:55 PM said...

Children really do make Christmas so wonderful! I am enjoying it the most this year than I have in a long time!

Glad the zofran is working for Nathan :)

Heidi on December 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM said...

Love the pics of the girls dreaming whatever little girls dream of, so sweet. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy these moments, they grow up so fast.

Sorry about your little man, Zofran is a lifesaver. Im glad its allowed him to have a little appetite. Jack has taken a real beating too this flu season, still with a nasty cough.

Lots of hugs to Nate, hoping he bounces back soon--
Heidi and Jack, in chilly Seattle!

wandaconner on December 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM said...

Love the lighting in the Christmas tree pictures!

Katie on December 9, 2009 at 9:04 AM said...

:( Poor baby.

These tree pictures are uh-mazing. I LOVE them. If we had a bigger tree I'd copy you, but when Shaun put it in the stand this year we gasped. Just a Charlie Brown Christmas tree kind of year, loL!

Michelle said...

Love the Christmas pics!! priceless! Praying Nate is feeling better and you have been able to keep him at home!

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