Monday, February 2, 2009

Motherhood Lessons

I haven't blogged here in quite some time but, I was tagged by my friends Alyssa Avant who posted at Mom's Resource Blog to do a post on Motherhood Lessons.

"You never really appreciate what your parents did for you until...."

From the day I was born I had asthma, although it did take time a few scares before it was diagnosed correctly. Over the course of my young life I spent lots of time in doctors offices and ER's. While my family did not stop doing the things they wanted to do, I was always taken care of.

Let me preface this by stating that from the day my second son was born, I knew he was going to be the one affected with my asthma. You have a 50% chance of passing it down, and with two children I figured one would have it.

So last August after 2 prior visits and 1 time I didn't take my son to the doctor and spent the night with him in the bathroom with shower running so he could sleep. My son was having problems breathing again. This time I wasn't taking no for an answer, 3 times in 3 months is not a cold or whatever else they wanted to call it and tell me to wait it out.

I took him to our local immediate care (our family doctor is over 1 hr away and closed on Thursday which is when my kids always get sick). They said yes he was wheezing, but refused to call it asthma. Did breathing treatments to no avail. Sent to ER where he was given another breathing treatment and meds and finally started getting better.

My little guy was being very good about it the whole time, as we kept telling him that this would make him feel better or that would make him feel better. (side note: I am starting to cry just trying to retell the story). Right before my husband arrived at the hospital to join us, my little man but Mama I'm not feeling better. I just about lost it.

I am very calm and cool when it comes to asthma and dealing with it, but when your 2 year old tells you the doctors aren't making you better it is very hard to take.

So thanks mom for all those years you Took care of me. I finally learned what it truly means when Moms say this hurts me more than it hurts you.



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