Posted by: skyward | August 12, 2008


Last night I experienced every parent’s nightmare. 

In the middle of the night Daniel, who had been sick for a few days, began to cry furiously, suffering from agonizing abdominal pain.  As he continued to moan, curled up like a shrimp, his pain became mine.

The drive to the ER felt achingly slow.  It reminded me of the late autumn night when we rushed our little girl, barely three-day-old, to the same ER.  As it turned out, she suffered from potentially fatal MRSA (antibiotics-resistant staph infection), which necessitated immediate hospitalization and a seemingly endless series of exams.  After one blood test after another, our little warrior’s tiny foot turned into a pin cushion.  Another baby, hospitalized with the same illness at the same time, passed away.  Our daughter survived. 

To make a long story short:  Daniel was safely sent home early this morning, after a relatively brief exam by a pediatrician. He now feels a little feverish, but seems to be doing better.  (But don’t fight with your sister, Daniel, please!)  He should recover by the end of the week, assured the doctor.



  1. Glad to hear he’s doing better!

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