Last Thursday I had an appointment with a client, a PTO lunch, swim practice, and spaghetti dinner planned. I was quickly reminded first thing that morning that I am not in control! My big plans for the day changed in an instant. I will withhold the details, but an appointment with our pediatrician lead to a C-Scan which then lead to admittance into the ER at Texas Children's Hospital. My youngest son, Jacob, had Orbital Cellulitis along with Preceptal Cellulitis in his left eye; both caused by an aggressive bacterial sinus infection. There were many doctors involved, an ambulance transport to downtown TX Children's location, surgery, 24 hr a day IV medications, lots of unknowns, and very little sleep. Jacob was incredible. His constant smile and joyful heart encouraged US throughout his "adventure"...isn't it supposed to be the other way around?!
After a week, we are home! Jacob is getting better each day. His energy is coming back, although not as quickly as he would like! There are still meds around the clock, lots of fluids, rest and wrestling with Daddy restrictions. We are beyond thankful that he is home and that he is on the road to recovery.
Needless to say, everything was put on hold the moment Jacob was checked in, and will continue to be for the next week or so. I would like to thank my clients whose appointments have been postponed. Thank you for your support! Thank you to our families who love Jacob with everything they've got and were there or available to do anything to help. We always knew that we were surrounded by amazing people, but I don't think we realized the power of community until this. The constant prayers were felt. I know they are what filled Jacob with complete joy and us with peace during some very stressful times. The texts, emails, pictures, food, gifts, support...it was overwhelming! I know that I will never be able to express my gratitude through words or thank you notes. But, I will always remember how it made us feel and how much it helped. I only hope in the future that I could do the same for others going through difficult times. God is so good.
Obviously, this is a clothing blog. And last week and the upcoming days did not and will not include a whole lot of that for me...unless, t-shirts count! Kris and I are all about dressing for real life and making clothes work for whatever your day might look like. While I couldn't tell you if I had my shirt on the right way or not, I will say that the bag my husband packed included some of my favorite at-home essentials. It was nice to have some familiar favorites with us at the hospital- especially for Jacob. Smells and textures are very important to this sensitive and sentimental boy!
These are some of my favorite at-home essentials. They were packed and are already unpacked and washed and ready to go!
Thank you all for your continued support! And, a big Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mommy's! As one of my girlfriends said, I think mine will be a little sweeter this year.