My poor dude has been sick. And rollercoaster sick at that. Fever up, fever down, no coughing, coughing, and nose issues galore. Sickness is one of those things I must take in stride. I don’t like it one bit. It takes a toll on both of us and it is really hard for Owen to completely understand what is going on besides the fact that he doesn’t feel well. I took him to the doctor today and to say he did amazing is an understatement. I’m so proud of how he handled it all. I told him last night when he started having a coughing fit that we would go to the doctor in the morning. It was like a song and dance production started right in front of me. “Elevator want to go on the elevator let’s go on the elevator”, he sang out. He continued on, “let’s see the doctor knock on de door here she comes”. I have always tried to make doctor appointments something to look forward to instead of dread. I make sure to explain different things will happen like shots or them taking his blood pressure, but it will all be fine. We had a lot going on today and he handle it all like a champ. They gave him a breathing treatment for his cough. For the kiddo that doesn’t like appliances like vacuum cleaners or hair dryers, this was a huge step for him. The machine makes a constant humming sound and he had to hold it in his mouth for about ten minutes. The nurse said as long as we kept it near his face it would be fine. He only turned the machine off three times so not too bad and no screaming. Huge steps for my sweet baby O. He asked for it to be turned off several times but he truly did amazing. I can only imagine the noise is like playing ten board games all at the same time, throwing the pieces in a pile, and hoping that someone selects the right color. But today Owen truly handled it all in a very excited but calm manner, even through his sickness. He has an ear infection and now on the road to recovery. Even in diversity let the world see you shine. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.