Monday, July 13, 2009

Sad Day

James is OK. But, he has been very sick the last few days, and today after 5 hours of testing we have discovered that he has a pretty serious UTI and kidney infection. It is uncommon for his age, and the reasons why are still unclear. James is miserable, and may possibly be admitted to the hospital to be put on an IV to keep him hydrated.

Like I said, he is OK. He will recover and be fine, but it is breaking my heart to see him like this. His little body is fighting a painful and serious grown-up infection. So, James and I will stay in MD until he is well enough to go home. We'll call it an extended vacation, and take advantage of all the love and support we're getting from my family. Later.

15 comments:

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

Our prayers are with you! I'm in MD until August 4 so if you need any help just let me know!!

Christy Dyer said...

It broke our hearts to hear about James. Poor little guy, and it's so hard on you as parents to stand by and not be able to take the pain away.

Candice said...

So hard. It is an awful thing to see a not-verbal-yet baby suffer. So sad.

Katie Glade Bagley said...

I am so sorry you guys. Hope that cute guy feels better soon! Let us know if you need anything when you get back?

Stacy said...

that is so sad! its hard when they can't tell you how they feel. feel better soon james!

Rachel said...

Oh, so sorry! I hope he will start to feel better soon. Let me know if you need anything!

Kathy said...

That is so sad! Poor little guy. Hope he is better soon!

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

I found out last night. I am so sorry.
I can't even handle my kids getting shots. We have you in our prayers.

Kim said...

Oh poor baby boy. I hate when my babies get sick, there is not much worse than that.

Ben and Summer said...

How sad for all of you! Poor little guy, I hope he feels better soon. So do they definitely know how to treat it and he's expected to fully recover? How scary! You'll definitely be in our prayers! Let me know if I can do anything here at home to help out with the house etc. LOve you guys!

sheena said...

oh I am so sorry! sweet little guy. in our prayers:)

jo said...

Oh Lauren, I feel so sad for the three of you. It is so painful to see our little ones hurting. One thing I do believe is that you are probably hurting worse than he is. He is little but his body is very strong. Make sure you both get blessings! I love and miss you!

Rhona said...

Poor little guy, I hope he starts feeling better soon. I know how hard it is to watch your child and not be able to make it better. Stay strong and give him lots of loving. Take care and I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Dayna said...

oh no! i am so sorry. that has got to be so hard for you to see your little guy hurting. i really hope he gets better real fast. we'll be thinking and praying for you guys. glad to hear you're with family during this time- for much needed love, help and support. hang in there!

Tiffany said...

Lauren! its me your old rs buddie and neighbor! it was so fun to stumble across your sweet blog. so sorry to hear about your darling little boy. just wanted to say hi!!! take care