Friday, March 13, 2009

The Diva is sick

Another ear infection and once again her asthma is out of control. She just had a terrible attack, and when she has them I swear I stop breathing. To hear her wheeze and gasp for air destroys me. To see the look of panic on her face and not be able to set her at ease immediately kills me. She is now lying down, resting because she is wiped out from trying to breathe. I just needed to come blog it out of my system.


Shan said...

I am sorry you have to go through that. I can only imagine, and it makes *me* feel panicky just thinking about it.

I had a good friend who used to "talk" to her body when it was in distress (she had Cystic Fibrosis). She would focus on the part that was causing the problem and repeat (internally) that it was going to resolve itself. I know she felt like it helped hold back the panic. If nothing else, I would imagine it to be like when we're in labor... having something to focus on can keep us a little cooler. Maybe you and your husband can come up with something that's appropriate for Diva to repeat... and that you can say to her to help her (and possibly yourselves a little) in those moments.

I'm not a prayer, but I'm a thinker, and I will be sending positive thoughts and much love your way.

Alissa said...

I hope your night was better. Hang in there! I hope she feels better real soon!