still sick

We all seemed on the road to recovery with just lingering coughs and runny noses, which are annoying enough; but then on Wednesday Anthony suddenly had a fever again and spent the day moaning miserably in my arms. So Thursday we went to the doctor and sure enough he has an ear infection. The last three days have been very long stretches of me holding Anthony while he moans and screams or snores and sleeps fitfully. There have been a few stretches where he was willing to crawl around and play; but they have been short lived. He is a most unhappy little baby. (Who is on the verge of walking, by the way. He’s taking six or seven steps at a time between the couch and the coffee table.)

I’m really not looking forward to Monday, when I have to make an appearance for jury duty at 8 am. Why oh why did I not postpone it until later in the year?!

There is so much I want to write; but it will have to wait until I no longer have a sick baby.

8 Responses to still sick

  1. JoAnna February 6, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Oh, how wonderful. I searched, in vain, for such a book after my two miscarriages (December 19, 2006 and March 13, 2009). I’m so glad there is a Catholic book about miscarriage grief available now!

  2. Pentimento February 6, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Fantastic! I’m ordering my copy right now.

  3. Lydia February 6, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Oh, I am ordering this! Your mention of your Sophie’s birthday reminded me of when our first miscarriage occurred. We lost our first baby very early on March 4, 2006 – my husband’s birthday. Philomena was born on March 3, 2008. Two years apart, but such a healing for both of us.

  4. In Need of Grace February 6, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    It has been 5 years this year since I lost my little one. So sad. To think I would have a 5 year old!

  5. Colleen February 7, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Melanie—Thank you for introducing this book. Thank you for having such a compassionate heart. Those words I penned that day have had such a deep response, I know that many mothers are looking for a hope to hold on to. I know Karen’s book will be a great source of encouragement for many. I cannot wait to read it myself.

  6. Kate Wicker February 6, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    It’s a beautiful book.

  7. Colleen Martin February 7, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Thank you for reviewing this book.  I have often wondered why I have been spared the pain of miscarriage (so far).  Now I know exactly what to give to a grieving parent.

    P.S. I will think of your Francis often, as Feb 25th is my birthday and the birthday of my son, John-Paul.

  8. Karen Edmisten February 13, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Melanie, thank you so much, and thank you again for allowing me to use your beautiful poem.

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