Saturday, June 13, 2009

we are happy to announce...

...that our son has Giardia!
(You thought I was going to announce I was pregnant, didn't you?)
So, I realize that finding out that your child has a parasite isn't typically good news, but we were SO happy to finally know why he has been so sick and be able to do something about it. He already seems to be responding to the medicine (no throwing up or diarrhea yet today *knock on wood*), and we are hopeful that he will be back to himself in a few more days. We cannot figure out how on earth he contracted it, and I am a little nervous about that because if I don't know how he got it in the first place I don't know what to do differently to prevent him from getting it again. He hasn't done any of the high risk activities (traveling, being exposed to pubic water in pools, hot tubs, or even rivers/streams) in the past couple of months. Okay, that's a lie, he did go fishing with his daddy last week but he was already sick then. Anyway, we are grateful to know how we can start to get him healthy again. You better believe I will be loading him up with all the healthy, high calorie/fat foods I can get my hands on.(he was sick in this picture (can't you tell? He looks miserable to me now), but I didn't know it at the time)

Let me leave you with this sweet little story. About a week ago I brought Baby G into my bed with me early in the morning for some cuddles. I had him laying on top of me and we were singing songs. Pretty soon he popped his little face up and looked right at me and said, "Love you Mama. Mama pretty." Darn near melted my heart right out of my body. Funny how happy hearing your almost two-year-old tell you he loves you and thinks you're pretty can make you. I'll treasure that memory forever.

9 comments:

Mama Janet said...

Wow, I'm so happy we found out what he had. I can't believe how fast we were loosing him. What a sweet precious boy to tell you he loved you. Perhaps it was his way of saying "Thank you for taking care of me Mommy" We're so glad he's doing better.

Mandy and Roger Woodhouse said...

yuck.... just caught up with your blog... it's been a while. I'm sorry to hear George was so sick! But, what a relief to know what is wrong with him! Cute baby G... GET BETTER SO MYA CAN PLAY WITH YOU!

BB&K said...

Poor little guy. That is intense being sick for sooo long. Good luck with the mend and thank goodness for modern medicine! Hope he packs on the pounds soon!

the mama monster said...

oh my goodness liz! i cannot believe he has giardia. poor little boy. i'm glad you found out what is wrong though. are you still nursing him? seriously i hope baby g gets better and you get some rest.

Lauren said...

Poor little guy! I am glad they found out what was wrong! Ok by the way I don't know what you decided to do with your hair, but I think it would be so cute chin length :)!

Teacher Mama said...

Today we went up the canyon and Logan did a face plant in the Little Cottonwood River. He got a mouthful of water. Maybe he'll get a parasite and lose a few pounds.

TeriLyn said...

Liz!!!! I'm so happy you finally "outed" yourself! I stumbled across your blog awhile ago and loved it (I remember reading the sweetest story about you and Jon) but of course, forgot to book mark it and then couldn't remember how I'd found it. Anyway, yay for being blogging buddies. And a little secret: I won't be permanently private, so don't fret. :)

Sassy Rachel said...

Lizzy! Oh my goodness, I've been updating on all the sickness with Baby G! Oh poor little guy! I'm so happy you finally have answers and know how to help him out. Oh it is the worst to have a sick child...and for so long..without knowing why. I'm so glad it's treatable and hope he is on the mend for good.

Ok so I was totally giggling b/c in your post you have words in parenthesis and you said, "Pubic Water"...I know you meant PubLic...but it made it all the nastier and hilariouser(I know that's not a word). Oh Liz...let's hope Baby G isn't playing in any pubic water...ok?

Love you

Kim Sue Ellen said...

What a sweetheart...especially love it when they think we are the prettiest thing on the planet!