Saturday, February 28, 2009

last night.


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.

9 comments:

kiara said...

Glad to hear that the little guy is okay. I bet that was scary! Give him a snuggle for me!

Josh said...

Wow! How scary! Glad he's ok!

dancebythelight said...

I'm thankful Liam is okay! So scary! Now that Liam has an ear infection, I'm pretty sure we are living parallel lives right now! Hope he'll be able to sleep for you and the meds will kick in soon to clear it up.

Megan said...

oh, i am glad for emergency rooms, and medicine, and insurance, and that liam is ok!!

only parents understand what that is like!

Megan

Ashleigh said...

Anne, how scary! I remember when Ava stopped breathing during her seizure a few years ago and we took her to the ER. It was terrifying. So glad Liam is OK. Am praying you all feel better soon and the ear infection clears up.

Katie said...

How scary, so glad he's well!

Bethany said...

Oh I so know how you felt. With Adelee turning blue the day I brought her home and Jude at 2.5 months came down with RSV in the middle of the night chest collapsing having to rush both to the emergency room....so scary. Such a toll on Momma. I am so glad he is okay.

Mike, Torie and Boys said...

So scary. I am so glad he is okay.

Kelly said...

wow, what a scare! I'm so, so blessed that Piper is so healthy, and I don't used "blessed" lightly... Makes me want to take more time to hug her tomorrow...