Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sickness

I have been thinking over some of my blessings today and one of them that has really made me think is the general wellbeing of our family when it comes to illness.

Despite Evan's heart defect he has been an amazingly healthy little boy (knock on wood). He has had a grand total of one ear infection. His only major and kind of scary illness (to me any way) was a nasty bug he had to have picked up in the hospital while he was there recovering from his stroke. A few days after his discharge he started throwing up a lot and was not keeping anything down. Luckily it was short lived even though he was kind enough to pass it on to mommy and daddy.

Harry has also been a pretty healthy kid. A mild fever and an assortment of colds have been the extent of his illnesses. We made it through the winter in awesome shape. I have been feeling a little icky the last few days (which is what made me think about illnesses) but it was not devastating just a bit annoying. Even my husband has been very healthy with out anything more serious than a few sniffles.

It really is nice to only have to go into the pediatrician's office for well child visits. It is great that the monthly winter visits for Synagis shots seem to be paying off for Evan. Three cheers for a healthy family!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

A healthy family is always something to be thankful for!

Steph said...

I would love to only go to the pediatrician for well-child visits! Good for you! That's definitely something to be thankful for!!

chichimama said...

Yeah! Hope it stays that way for the rest of the winter...I wish we had been so lucky!

Zephra said...

Hip Hip Hurray

Tracy said...

Glad to hear you are all doing well :)!

We are generally a healthy family too, although you wouldn't know it by the way this winter has been going. Seems like at least one member of our family always has a cold, stomach flu or somthing or other :(. Let's hope for a healthy spring!!

karen said...

Knock on wood we've been pretty healthy this winter. I swear a lot of it is the Purell I keep in the car. Doesn't matter where we've been as soon as you get in the car you get a squirt!
Also helps that mine are home schooled and don't bring home every germ known to man!