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Loving Lately: Healthy Kids

This week has been rather difficult. And as another installment of my Thursday “Loving Lately” was approaching I was struggling to find something to write about. It’s not that I don’t love short cuts to appetizers, special things that only come this time of year or finding great deals on some of my favorite things. It’s just that I don’t have time to be normal when I’m nursing my 4 kids with high fevers, some throwing up, and a couple with the crazy rashes that go along with “Hand Foot and Mouth” back to health. Then I had a Pollyanna moment. (Sometimes you have to force those.) There is nothing like having a sick child (or all four) to make me appreciate how blessed I am to have healthy kids.

I could go on about this forever, because I am a mom. And like most moms, when you have a child with a high fever all you can think about is getting them through it. And I don’t take for granted that I am so blessed to know that they will get through it. I am truly thankful. We’ve had a particularly difficult time with our youngest, Noah. (click here for more info.) We spent a lot of time at doctors offices and a little time in Children’s Hospital in Detroit. It was particularly scary when we discovered he had an alarmingly low count of a particular antibody, the one that helps your immune system fight off infection. The relief was so great it is hard to express when they ruled out the most serious (and often life-threatening) illnesses. And even though I was relieved, there was a part of me that was that was struck for all of the kids in the rooms around us and their parents who may not get the same news.

Our diagnosis was positive, but we weren’t out of the woods so to speak. He still needed a lot of attention. We’ve come such a long way that it’s hard to believe it wasn’t that long ago when things were really bad. So today I am loving that although my kids have rashes and mouth sores, they are past their fevers and the rashes will fade; because they are healthy and I am very blessed.


  1. I am so glad you shared! I wish I was there to help you out!! Those years are wonderful but very difficult! I wish the best health for all of the little ones, you and Owen!! 🙂 take care dear Sadie!

      1. ha ha well we had plenty of illness of course as all people do. But, my oldest daughter had a kidney birth defect and that was tough.So i do understand so hard, scary and tiring!! Wish I could help you! 🙂

  2. Prayers for you and you sweet family, Sadie. Especially little Noah. They’re are blessed to have a wonderful mother who can find the silver lining in a situation like this!

  3. I hope they’re all better soon…I know it’s tough! I had four with chicken pox at the same time – with my husband away for the entire time! Make sure to get rest yourself! Best wishes for speedy recoveries 🙂

  4. Prayers for you all! <3 I completely agree … having a healthy family is such a wonderful blessing! Wish we lived closer so I could give you all a hug! Sending hugs! 🙂

  5. Great post! You are so right about these little and sometimes frequent sicknesses…we are thankful knowing they will get through it. I dealt with a serious illness with my youngest as well. Thankfully the prognosis was good, we just had to get through it until his body corrected the issue. I remember looking around at all the other children that had terrible outlooks and it put everything in perspective. I love the way you expressed this from your own experience.

    1. Thank you Antonia, for the kind words and for sharing some of your story with me. I’m glad your youngest has had a good outcome. We have much to be thankful for:)

  6. Oh dear, I’m so sorry that you’ve had a difficult week with your little ones being sick! I also just read your post about Noah’s skin problems and I was wondering if you had considered visiting a naturopath? I have an aunt who is allergic to just about everything under the sun and I have a few, but rather bothersome, allergies that have had some pretty serious consequences on my health (a benign uterine fibroid the size of a large grapefruit at the age of 29) and our naturopaths have been Godsends. We are both so much healthier now than we were before.

    1. I have not specifically, but I do have friends and relatives very involved in homeopathic medicine, and am very much open to it. Oddly enough, a coworker of my husband went through something similar with his (now grown) son and said an Indian doctor had told them to try goat’s milk which worked for him; And thankfully seems to be working for Noah too. Occasionally he has set backs, but they are getting farther and fewer in between. Thank you so much:)

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