Saturday, February 03, 2007

Small Sacrifices

I am not generally someone who, upon seeing an obviously germ infested creature, gets up close and personal with said creature and makes a point of rubbing my face against theirs. That all changes when the afore mentioned creature is my child. And when having my face on their pillow is what convinces that child to lay down and rest. At three a.m.

Here's my poor, sick boy:

Shortly after taking this picture he curled up into a ball and proceed to drain from his eyes and nose for about an hour. Luckily, I was able to hide some Benadryl in his dinner and dry him up!

(Hmmmm, looking at this picture, methinks someone did a really bad job cutting his bangs!)

Is there anything worse than a sick kid in the middle of the night? It breaks my heart when there's just nothing I can do. I wiped his nose and washed his face and then put my head on his pillow with him and rubbed his back. He likes to experience textures on his cheek, so he was rubbing his cheek against mine for a long time, until he started to get sleepy again. I woke up a little sniffly this morning, but I've taken about a million mg of Vitamin C today to ward off the germs and, so far, it seems to be working.

Luckily, most of the day he's been in a fairly good mood and Emma has been wonderful. She's kept herself busy when I needed to hold George, and played outside for a while to get some fresh air.

Every once in a while, she can be such a great Big Sister. It makes me really proud to see her take care of the little beast that likes to steal her toys and pull her hair.

9 comments:

Lani said...

oh poor baby! he really doesnt look well! sorry to hear hes sick meg, hopefully he'll be feeling better soon!

Karen said...

Isn't it wonderful when kids surprise you by seeming to realise that you need them to be extra good to help you get through a difficult time...and then they are.

glynis said...

Awww! We've been down with something for the last week and I got to experience the same thing between my two--Danae said 'I love taking care of Jackson when he's sick' which prompted me to say 'Won't you make a great doctor someday?' Hope everyone's better soon (and especially hope that mommy doesn't get it!)

Hummie said...

Oh my! He does look sick!I hope he is feeling better by today. Aren't siblings a great creation of God! So interesting!

Tink said...

He looks so pitiful. (what beautiful eyes) and I do hope he is feeling better soon. Big sisters can be so wonderful when you really need to be. They always come through for you.

Anonymous said...

Poor baby - I hope he's better today.

Maggie

Beth Nixon said...

As I've been up every night, rocking Kate, and trying to get her to calm her cough down with any combination of methods I can think of . . . I SO totally get this post!!

Karen Bowers said...

pathetic, quite pathetic. but clearly that child knows he's well loved!

Michelle said...

poor little man. hope he feels lots better soon!