After getting over a horrible cold that made its way through all 6 of us, including double ear infections for Nicky, my 14 month old, Will, my 3 year old, came down with pneumonia as well as an ear infection and possibly RSV. When he was 7 weeks old, he was hospitalized for 8 days with RSV. It was one of the scariest moments of my life. And ever since then when he is sick, we get very nervous. So, not good news today at the Drs.
When walking into the big Medical building, we noticed a fire truck and 5-6 fire fights walking in as well. About 20 minutes into our appointment, a loud ear piercing alarm went off. At first our Dr. continued with his check up, but after a nurse ran in and said we need to all go, we scurried out of there and were scooted out the back entrance. Our Pediatrician, who I absolutely love, carried Will out himself while I had Nicky. It makes me so happy to know we have such a great Doctor that cares so much for our kids, especially Will. They have quite a little bond.
Will, my 3rd child was born with polydactyl in his right foot and fibrous dysplasia in his left leg. At 7 months old, our Stanford surgeon, who we also trust immensely, performed surgery on Will’s foot. It was a big surgery that required taking a full set of metatarsals out and reconstructing the foot. Will had a cast on for 8 weeks. We continue to see our orthopedic surgeon every 3-6 months for Will. Trying to wait it out to decide when the best time for leg surgery will be. So far he has amazed us all with how far he has come. And so when Will is sick or anything is wrong, I baby him the most. Not because I play favorites, but because with everything he goes through, I want him to know with no doubt, Mommy is here right next to him.
Sometimes I wonder if he has a crooked leg because of me. If having a crooked spine somehow was passed onto him but in his leg. It just breaks my heart. And forever I will be nervous and extra aware of my children’s spines. I hope none of them have to go through what I am. And if they do, I will make sure they get it taken care of as soon as it has to no matter how hard that decision is to make.