Last night we made a trip to the emergency room. Justin and I were watching old videos we had taken in years past and Liam began to have a coughing fit and it wasn't stopping. I felt his chest tightening as I tried to calm him, and panic began to seep in.
Justin took him while I called my Dad. He could hear him and told us to take him to the ER. Justin got Maxwell & Evan from their room and into the car while I continued to try and get the coughing to stop with tears stinging my eyes. I consider myself to be a very optimistic person but I was very nervous about his breathing stopping.
The hospital is fairly close to our home so we were there in under 10 minutes, although it seemed to take an eternity.
As Justin dropped us of at the emergency entrance, I swaddled my babe as best I could, and jumped out of the car into the chilly air. The cold seemed to help him out a bit and as I entered the hospital sad, dark memories invaded my mind.
The last time I was in an emergency room like this was just over 7 years ago, this very month. It's actually hard for me to believe it's been that long since Jared's accident. The sad, long faces I looked at were eerily familiar as I clung Liam close.
His coughing had stopped for a moment as I filled out a form, but soon started in again which indicated the receptionist that he needed to be seen straight away.
Soon enough his lungs were cleared and he was deemed fine. He has a pretty severe ear infection which they gave us medicine and a prescription for,and they told us to just watch him, and keep him home to heal.
What a relief.
My very dear friend, Melody whom I love very much offered to pick us up as Justin took Maxwell and Evan back home, since he had just dropped Liam and I off and if in case we needed to stay at the hospital we would cross that bridge when we came to it, and I'm thankful we never did.
Today I'm thankful that Liam is fine...and even more thankful that I have a faithful and unchanging God who is glorious and to be praised no matter what may have happened last night.