Monday, October 09, 2006


Maybe no news would be better

So, in addition to receiving our court date today. We were sent an update for Baby T! How exciting to open the email and see that he really has grown---from 4.9kg to 7.6kg in just 4 months time. Unfortunately, at the end of our update we found that he had been sick with: vomiting, coughing, rapid breathing and an ear infection all which cleared up with antibiotics only to be replaced with----CHICKEN POX!

Yes, our dear baby has chicken pox. We had heard it was going around the orphanage, but hadn't received news about our children specifically until today. There are not words to describe how sad it feels to know that he is so sick and so far away without us there to comfort him. Oh, I know he's under great care and supervision in the orphanage, but is there any substitute for mom when you feel sick? I don't think so.

Even C, when she saw the picture of Baby T, pock-marked and all, remarked,

"Oh momma, I just want to hold him."

"I know," I replied, "You'll hold him soon."

And then, typical of a 3 year old, she demanded, "NO, momma, I want to hold him NOW."

I think I hear my inner 3 year old calling.

5 comments:

5KidMom said...

Aww...look at your little one with all the spots. This really is a "Mommy" time. Grace spent 11 days in the hospital for Salmonella while we were waiting for her. Knowing that she had been so sick, and was still in Ethiopia, made the waiting twice as hard. The good news is, she is home, happy and healthy now. 8^)

You will all be in my prayers.

The Cooper Family said...

Oh, I feel so bad for you and Baby T. He is in good hands there, but I know how you feel - with them so far away. We were told (before our kids came home) that Mickey was taken to the hospital and stayed there for some time. It's so hard. Please keep up your spirits. They will be home soon. We will keep you all in our prayers. Julie

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. Our little Noah spend 6 days in the hospital while we were waiting to bring him home. We were actually there for 3 of those days. I am so sorry that Baby T is sick. I know how hard it is to be so far away. You'll be there soon.

patjrsmom said...

Thank you so much for all the encouragement from the other adoptive families. It means so much to us to know that other families went through this too and that their children are home and healthy now.

Anonymous said...

poor baby. kathryn