Tuesday, March 22, 2011

As If That Wasn't Enough

I knew it on Friday.  I heard the little coughs and the little sniffles and just knew it.  I was gone all day long on Saturday (being with my uncle and helping to do planning for my aunt's funeral) so I wasn't around to hear it.  Sunday definitely confirmed it: my darling baby boy had a cold.

The catch about it was that it seemed to keep getting worse.  Yesterday his cough was more intense and you could hear the fluid he was trying to cough up.  He was uncomfortable, yet happy; bothered, yet content.

This morning he was still smiling, which is why I hesitated to bring him to the doctor.  I believe that God truly prompted me to take him in anyway, and I'm so thankful that I did because I learned what is really trying to attack my baby's tiny body: RSV.

Ethan's doctor explained to me that RSV causes his airways to swell (much like asthma), but that the cold in his lungs causes added mucus in those airways, making it difficult to breathe.  Being he is only four months old, it's impossible for him to cough up that mucus and impossible for him to blow out the mucus that's clogging his nose.

Right now he is being treated with nebulizer treatments of albuterol, which truly is helping!  While I am incredibly grateful to have this medicine for him, I do know The One who is his ultimate healer and I am crying out to Him now for His healing power to touch my baby's tiny little body.  Will you pray with me, too?  Please?!  Matthew 18:20 says, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."  I truly believe that we can even gather over the internet to pray for my sweet baby.

This mother's heart is begging you for your prayers just as I am begging God for my sweet baby's health to be restored.  It truly is in Him that we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28)!

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