Survive to Thrive... Story #9
Today was a bitter-sweet day…
BT came to us from a clinic in Kenscoff on a memorable evening in September. He was 15 months old weighing a mere 7 lbs. He had a history of diarrhea and trouble gaining weight as per the nurse who brought him in. He was in respiratory distress and had no spark left in him. His blood sugar was extremely high and the rest of his bloodwork was quite concerning as well. He required days of antibiotics, IV fluids, and weeks of oxygen support. Slowly, he began to have the desire to eat and drink where we able to get rid of his IV. His oxygen levels were the biggest concern and took weeks to reach a level where we could leave him off of his oxygen support. Even then I had anxiety about stopping his monitors as I feared him rebounding and deteriorating, especially after the slow progress that had been made with him. Day after day he continued to surprise me and my love for him grew stronger than I ever imagined.
As time went on, he developed a special spark in his big beautiful eyes that would light up the room. His little arms and legs would wiggle with excitement when anyone would pay him the slightest bit of attention… which, as you may guess, was not hard to do. His big belly laugh would make its appearance after lunch before he napped for the afternoon. Simply being in his presence gave me the motivation to get through any rough day. I knew this day would come but I never expected goodbye to be so hard… This evening BT went back to clinic where he came from. I will be doing everything I can to keep in touch with the nurse that picked him up and paying him visits whenever possible. We love you baby boy!
Posted on Mon, November 10, 2014
by Nursery Nurse