Thursday, October 29, 2009

102.7

Not a radio station. Bears temp. I'm guessing he, too, has swine flu. I don't know if you read my post awhile back about sickness but Bear doesn't like me when he is sick. He thinks I give him the wrong medicine. He thinks I give him scratchy blankets. He worries I won't feed him correctly. No trust. Today I gave him some ibuprofen, turned on the humidifier, put a cool cloth on his head and gave him a bag of cough drops. I gave him a big hug, which he readily received. I'd say it is my first truly received hug in close to a year. I told him he'd be staying home tomorrow. He said "Won't that lower my grades one point?" which made me snicker. That is the rule in grad school, not high school. I told him I'd help him make up his work. Then..... drum roll..... he said "Thanks for taking care of me when I do nothing but give you crap." We talked awhile. It was progress. The first progress in a long time. The first progress ever when he was sick. Never, never, never quit.

12 comments:

peggysue said...

Hurray for you! What a happy post, I'm happy for you. That is progress.

marythemom said...

Shhhh! Don't tell, but I love it when my kids are sick. Their resistance is lowered and they usually have to let me take care of them. Unfortunately? my oldest son with RAD almost never gets sick.

Mary in TX

Brenda said...

Peggy Sue~ Thank you!

Mary~LOL! That was always true of Taz too.

Diana said...

And the heavens parted and the angels sang!!! I love those blessed little moments. They really are what keep us going and give us hope.

My older son doesn't like me much when he's sick, either. He becomes very triggered and very hostile. So, I know what you're saying there...and I know how hugely significant it is that he had a little breakthrough.

Brenda said...

Thanks Diana~It has been a long time since we have had a positive moment and he has let down his guard. I will definitely bey giving him much TLC over the coming days.

Tami Boesiger said...

This makes me smile.

Dia por Dia said...

I know what a blessing that moment must have felt like. Mine thanked me for giving him consequences the other day! Enjoy this moment.

BT said...

Bravo! And here's to more in the future!

Brie said...

fantastic! glad he let his guard down for you. hope he is feeling better soon.

Christine said...

WOW! What a yummy moment.

Hannah said...

Happy dance! YAY!!! :) Both my boys have had the flu as well, and little guy is actually having a hard time adjusting to being well after having 4 days of babying. Real life is so tough. :)

Blessings!

Hannah

Mom 4 Kids said...

I Love it! It let's you know you are getting into his heart little by little! Good for you!!! And good for Bear!!!