Thursday, September 13, 2012

sick on the first day?

I'm sitting here holding a sick little boy in my arms. He only wants to cuddle like this when he is really not feeling well. At first we just thought that maybe Jack was having some digestion/constipation issues. But now we are on day three of a lethargic, whiny, eating-nothing Jack. I think he picked up a virus from school :( and on his very first day, darn it!

Jack is a hands always in and around his mouth type of kid. That's just not good on the germ front, not to mention his suppressed preemie immune system. I feel so bad about him getting ill. I wish I could watch him every second while he is at school, ready with the hand sanitizer. But I know that at some point, we have to let him out of our germ free bubble. It's very hard to knowingly throw caution to the wind in regard to germs. Preemie parents are taught early on about germs and sickness prevention. About the deadly time of year coming up known as cold and flu season. Oh how I hope and pray our boy has strong enough lungs to withstand what he is about to face!

Because Jack was sick yesterday, he missed his second day of school. I hope we can make it tomorrow, but part of me wants to wrap him up in our home and never let him go.
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7 comments:

amy said...

oh no! poor guy!! that is the worst thing about sending ANY kid to preschool - and when it's a preemie it's even harder! i hope he feels better soon! until then, enjoy holding your snuggle bug.

Shannon said...

Jessi - it is so hard, I know. I am so sorry Jack is sick. Last winter was awful for Marissa - she was constantly sick. People just don't realize that "little sniffles" are a huge deal for our kids. (((Hugs)))

(Sometimes Grumpy) Mommy said...

Our son was born 7 weeks early and is now almost 3. I still have problems with germs - at the playground, shopping carts, high chairs at rastaurants. I always carried antibacterial wipes and sanitizer with me. I understand wanting to keep him in the germ free bubble permanently. Unfortunately our son has other ideas and LOVES playing hard & getting dirty. Hang in there it will get easier. Giving him a thorough bath at the end of the day helped a little bit.

J and Y said...

We have the same debate...at what point do we let them out in the winter months? The last two years we have lived in isolation, but now they are almost 3. We have no good medical reason to keep them in anymore....no oxygen at home, no asthma, no respiratory issues since being home, yet I am still nervous. We are sick yet again, due to our stunted immune systems and our perpetual thumb-sucker. I dread a winter of this and think how great it would be to keep them at home, safe and well. Then I see how much they like other kids and seem to benefit from being around them, and I realize we are probably going to face the world this winter.

Angie said...

So sorry, praying he feels better and makes it to school tomorrow. we also have our first fever of the season :(

Aimee said...

Connor made it thru his first 2 days of school, then missed his 3rd, because he was sick. Dang germs! :(

Lisa said...

Hi, Jessi! I'm just a fellow at-home mommy blogger, and I recently came across your blog. You have quite a story - and quite a blessing to go with it! Prayers for Jack's quick recovery. Wishing you a blessed (and worry-free) school year.