Friday, November 13, 2009

Down for the Count

This is what happens when an energetic first grader who has been running at full speed for the past two weeks attempts to go color at 7:45 in the evening.

One minute he is jabbering at light speed and skipping to the art supply shelves and then next he is sprawled out across the dining room floor. I guess when you're exhausted you can fall asleep anywhere in a few seconds! Carson didn't wake up when we carried him upstairs, changed him into pjs, or tucked him in. This morning he said that his head hurt so he just laid down when he got to the art bins. I better go clean the drool out of our carpet now.

1 comment:

Nancy Woodyard said...

Hello, I stumbled onto your website & just wanted to let you know that I am the mother of a 24 weeker who was born Sept 2007. Your poem is wonderful it really goes through the NICU journey that is for sure. We were fortunate to have a wonderful NICU staff at the 2 hospitals that we were at. Our little girl (Tessa Nicole) is a very precious little girl. We were not fortunate to be able to take her home. She had overcome all the premature obstacles. Right when we were ready to go home-eye tests, ear tests, car seat tests, Tessa had to have surgery on her eyes due to being on oxygen for such a long time. After surgery she contracted RSV & lost her battle after 10 days on ECMO life support system. We miss her so much - we only had her for 117 days but those were the best 117 days of our lives and we wouldn't give those up for anything. I would like to share Tessa's story with you - Thanks for sharing your experience with others. It is important to bring awareness to prematurity.
Nancy Woodyard