There were a lot of things I was going to tell you today, I was going to show you a rare shopping treat, I was going to tell you about how we have been struck by the spring ick in our house since my last post, I was going to show you the bracelet I made for a friend and tell you how Shelby and I haven't yet sent out our stuff for the swap she hosted, and I was going to show what I have been working on and that I am terribly bummed that I ran out of beads for it, and I was going to share excitement with you all about the book I won, But........
Since I wasn't feeling up to par this weekend ( and still feel like my head weighs 1000lbs) I was checking up on blogs and Lori Anderson's blog stopped me in my tracks.
Please go and check this out either at Lori's blog or straight to the source. This is a great cause and has touched me deeply. I will tell you all a little story. When my sweet Derek was born and we brought him home we were soooo happy that he was healthy. Or so we thought. Little did we know that he had an extreme form of Torticolis and that we were in for a bumpy ride. Torticolis is a stiffening of the neck muscles that can effect abilities to suck. We had chosen to bottle feed him and needed to use silicone nipples because my sister in law has a severe latex allergy. In the month that followed his birth he did not gain weight he would fall asleep while eating and I just couldn't seem to get enough in him, and after several attempts to alert our doctor I finally switched doctors and he was immediately sent to the hospital. Hours in emergency and finally admitted (however not for the problem at hand) and 5 days of pure worry we were sent home only to figure out for ourselves (my sweet hubby) that the nipples made the difference (so simple yet the medical professionals didn't get it!) Though the new doctor and physical therapy my sweet boy began to thrive. We were so lucky. My heart goes out to all of those parents that have to watch their children suffer. I have my bracelet already and I will be e-mailing Lori shortly to get the address. If you have the means please send a smile to these people they so need it right now.
Hugs and Blessings to all!