March 25, 2008

Bubble Man!

I think one of the hardest parts about Bauer's surgeries is keeping him from getting sick beforehand. As much as you try to keep them in a bubble it seems like something always try to break through. Within the last month Bauer has had a mild case of sinusitis and within the last week had Thrush. He had a weird rash on his butt and we treated it, but it wasn't going away and then one of the nurses in Boston said it may be a yeast infection and if so to check his mouth for thrush. Sure enough I open his mouth and there are white spots on his cheeks. It's a wonder I haven't had a complete heart attack this week. I'm sure those closest to me would agree I've been a little tense lately :) "Cast your cares upon Him" (1 Peter 5:7) has come to a whole new level lately. At one point I remember saying, "Well, Lord, there's nothing we can do about it except treat what he has and hope it goes away."
Thank God we have one of the best pediatricians you could ever ask for. She is always willing to have us come up and check Bauer out at any time. We really appreciate everything she does for us. We call the minute ANYTHING seems off when we are this close to leaving.
So treating Bauer for the Thrush and yeast infection on his bottom this past week has been quite the fun. We started off having to drive to Hardee County to get the right medicines. Honestly, I would have driven to Atlanta if needed. We were down to the wire and did not want to give the hospital any reason to tell us "no" to surgery.
If your child does get sick close to the date don't give up. Get on it immediately and get them into the doctor's office. Don't wait for it to "go away". We've even had Bauer on antibiotics this past week as a preventative measure.
So now we have to get to Boston in a couple of days and get them to say he's okay for surgery.
Blood Pressure - 180/120
Heart Rate - 120 beats per minute
Nervometer - skyhigh

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matthew 6:26-27

Wow, have we had to remind ourselves of this on a daily basis.

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