Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Upside Down

09/22 Update: Liam went home from the hospital on Wednesday evening. He was diagnosed with viral meningitis, and from what I hear, he was quite tired and hungry when he finally made it home.

Thanks so much for all your good thoughts and prayers.

We are so glad our butterball baby appears to be on the mend.

-K

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My stoic self has turned into a soppy mess today.

You see, my one-month-old nephew, Liam, was admitted to the hospital Saturday with a high fever.

His temperature spiked earlier last week, then it went away. The pediatrician said if it returned, my sister and brother-in-law needed to rush Liam to the hospital. They did on Saturday.

My sister and her husband are very familiar with this hospital. It's the same hospital where my seven-month-old niece, Maeve, lost her fight after a two month hospital stay for complications related to Noonan Syndrome.

To be in this space of worry, heartbreak and concern is practically debilitating for me.

I feel so alone with this emotional burden, but I know it pales in comparison to the concern my sister is weathering.

I just can't believe we have to go through all of this again.

One round of grief is enough for any person, any family to carry.

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2 comments:

The Notorious N.A.T said...

Katy, I am sending positive vibes and many prayers your way. This is heartbreaking to read and I pray your family gets quick resolution and healing for Liam.

Doctor Mike said...

My prayers are with you and your family.