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Nasty 3-letter ‘word’

That thing I’ve spent the last year fearing.
That thing that caused us to stay locked up inside for holidays, with no shopping, Santa visits or gatherings.
That thing that kept us from introducing Struthers to our Georgia family and friends until he was nearly 8 months old.
That thing that has us jumping through insurance hoops and showing up at the pediatrician’s office for a once a month ‘immunization’.
That thing I said we absolutely could not get this year…we have it.
RSV.  I hate it.
I hate that word.
I hate that it has my little man coughing, gasping and wheezing all night
I hate that his oxygen needs are up.
I hate that his regular pediatrician is out of the country.
I hate that even when we now KNOW he has it, we are still fearing what it will do to him.
And I love him so much.
I love that his pulmonologist called me last night at 9pm to put together the game plan.
I love that we have all the medical equipment we need at home.
I love/hate that he puts his own nebulizer mask on and smiles because he knows it makes him feel better.
I love that God is in the miracle business, and that you all have witnessed what He’s done already.
I love that I can ask you to pray.
Pray for our little man’s lungs.
Pray for his healing.
Pray that he continues to take in food/liquid.
Pray that he is where he needs to be with those best equipped to take care of him.
Pray for my heart and strength.
We can do this, God can do this.  We’ve been through much worse, I hope.

1 Comment

  1. Cami Bremer

    Comments imported from CaringBridge (15 comments):

    I love this little man so much, and am praying for him (and for you).
    —Allison Yeomans, January 8, 2016

    Cami, praying that God will ease your worries and calm your fears, knowing that He will not leave you or forsake you, and that He knows exactly what’s going on. Praying for your mom as well, knowing she would give anything to be there with you and to make your precious son ALL WELL.
    —Cay Dykes, January 7, 2016

    Bless his heart! Praying for your sweet baby to recover from this illness and for your strength to care for him through it. He has come a long way and God has him in the palm of his hand, as well as your family.
    —Janet Peacock-Cochran Ga. 1974 Classmate of your Mom. Coni, January 7, 2016

    Breaks my heart. Prayers for all three of you
    —Mommy, January 6, 2016

    Praying for your little man. RSV has a new meaning… Struther’s is RESTING in the hands of our SAVIOR getting equipped for the VICTORIOUS life he will lead as a living testimony of the love of Jesus Christ !!!! You haven’t met me in person but I sure love your little boy! Jesus loves you. Keep standing on the promises of God. Praying the Lord gives you peace in your heart and mind through this “hicup” in the journey. Much Love,
    —Jill Willingham, January 6, 2016

    Continuing to pray
    Rosalyn Forsyth, January 6, 2016

    Prayers for his progress upward with love and peace for his family. God is always there giving us the strength we need.
    —Marj, January 6, 2016

    Fasting and praying for you and Struthers. Love you guys!
    —Grandma Shell, January 6, 2016

    Oh Cami, my heart is breaking for you. We will be praying that God will provide all Struthers needs to overcome this! You are right – He is still in the miracle business.
    —Delynn Roberts, January 6, 2016

    Cami, Y’all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love you girl.
    —David Summerall, January 6, 2016

    Sending prayers
    —Deborah Busch, January 6, 2016

    Oh Cami, I’ll continue to pray for all of you. You’re right, you can do this, Struthers can do this and God can do this!
    —Debra Powell, January 6, 2016

    Still thinking of you and Struther’s
    —Ann Alvis, January 6, 2016

    Cami, you write so well what is on your heart. We continue to pray for Struthers and all his physical and emotional needs. We trust that God is in the miracle business, as you say.
    —Lois and Larry Showalter, January 6, 2016

    So sorry to hear this! Continued prayers..
    —Marilyn Gibson, January 6, 2016

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