Absolutely Heartbreaking

There is absolutely nothing more heartbreaking than watching a little child who is sick.  It’s about ten times worse when that child is your own.  That’s how I felt last night as I watched little Henry who, amazingly enough, was sound asleep as his body was wracked with cough after cough.  There was nothing I could do.  Part of me wanted to wake him up and see if the coughing would stop.  The other part of me, the part that won my internal struggle, wanted to leave him be with the hopes that he would manage to get a good night’s sleep.  Apparently he did because he woke up this morning acting like normal.

He’s still sick though, and now I have a sore throat too.  It’s beyond frustrating given that at Thanksgiving we were both sick little puppies.  He had a fever of 104 and I had a cough that kept me (and our entire household) up all night every night for four days straight.  We have since been “vaccinated” with the flu shot at the recommendation of our doctors.  I use quotation marks because I’m having serious doubts as to the effectiveness of said shots, now that we’re both sick again.

I really was hoping that we’d get through the rest of flu season unscathed but apparently that’s not to be the case.  Now I just have to wait for the colds to run their course and pray that we survive the week without too much damage.  But what I really don’t want is another night of listening to my boy suffer while knowing there’s nothing I can do.  Because it really is heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking.




Urban Wife - January 28, 2013 - 8:46 am

Oh no! I am so sorry about both of you being sick again. Praying for a quick recovery.

Hope - January 28, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Hey Tabitha,

It’s my first time here. Found you through That Wife. When I read your ‘about me’ page I got excited. Our story is similar. I am a newlywed, got married at 39 (my wait was a little longer than yours ;) and we hope to be given the gift of a family beyond us 2. We will see… I am excited to look around here…

Lisa - January 28, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Wishing you all a quick recovery.
The ‘flu shot’ should protect you from influenza ( apparently the strains they have in the shot this year match perfectly with the strain that is out there now… in Canada at least.) However, you’ll still be susceptible to the common cold and other infections that are not ‘influenza’.

Nina - January 29, 2013 - 10:50 am

I know what you mean. My household is completely sick, although thankfully my little guy is at the tail end of it. Still, I sometimes felt so helpless when I’d hear him cough, or feel his fever. I can’t wait til this cold bug passes; everyone’s sick!

Mary (aka Mom-Nana) - February 2, 2013 - 9:11 am

Sure hope he feels better soon. The flu shots really, really don’t make you sick. You have to remember you have colds not the flu. And there is a new really mean strain that wasn’t in the flu shot. Hoping you don’t get that flu.

Give him our love and hope you get better soon. I didn’t sleep much either last night because I could hardly swallow and today also have a very sore throat. Can you “catch” it over the internet????

Thinking of all of you and sending our love, Mom

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