When life sends you lemons….use them well!
Last night we had to do a U turn and gave my littlest the breast.
He suddenly developed croup. High fever and inability to breathe. He was highly panicked and I could already picture us in hospital.
I knew that the breast will calm him enough for us to know if this will warrant a hospital visit. I did not hesitate! Within a few seconds he was calm and content and he was breathing again.
My nipples are so sore today! Seems like I had already got used to no suckling.
It was a horrible night…B couldn’t find a comfortable way to sleep and as soon as he’d slide down a bit, he’d get a fit of coughing. Fever took a longish while to leave as well which didn’t help.
I haven’t slept a wink and am still hoping to go down for a nap before bedtime rolls and I am vigilant again for his breathing.
I am thankful that we still had milk in the boobies and he had no yet completely weaned. Thankful to feel his body so close to me again for a while longer, his breath on my breast and see once more the look of utter relaxation and contentment – of being home.
Prayers appreciated that he will heal quickly and without the need of hospitalization.