We have returned home from our time in the hospital. Simon is doing much better, and we are now caring for him here with nebulizer treatments and lots of TLC. It has been a quite stressful and frightening time for this little family, and though we are not in the clear yet, it is reassuring to be in our own environment where Simon can get a full night of rest in his own comfy bed. Though I am truly thankful for the care the medical staff gave to us, there were some moments when I was tempted to grab my baby and make all the treatments, x-rays, tests, equipment, and yucky medicines go away.
I am hoping that he will wake up tomorrow with no wheezes in his lungs, and a more rested and relaxed disposition.
At this moment I am thankful for:
~The invention of baby monitors. Ours will remain right beside me on full volume tonight.
~The rejuvenating pleasure of a shower and clean clothes upon returning home.
~Family and friends who offer healing thoughts, prayers, and favors.
~My husband, who is a wonderful father, a talented comforter, and the other half of my brain.
~Those who left us well-wishing messages.
~Coffee ice cream with chocolate shell topping.
~Flinging the windows open upon our return, and feeling the fresh air blow through the apartment.
~The sense of calm I am finding in just being home.
And of course, for my baby being better today than he was yesterday.