Well, I will remember ringing in the New Year of 2009.
Brooks started coughing last Saturday. Well, that cough continued, and by Tuesday night he was barking his head off. So, off to see Dr. S we went, where he confirmed he has RSV.
Granted, we are thankful that he doesn't have to be hospitalized this time (both of our kids have had this as infants, and both had to be hospitalized), we had to spend our New Year's holiday apart. Scott stayed home with Brooks while Kate and I spent New Years with my parents. They were able to visit for a short time yesterday before we all came home.
Now, I know that there are so many things that could be worse. But, in my little world, it sure was stressful to have "my family" in different houses, to have my sick son with my husband (and not myself), to not be together on the New Years. Last night was filled with tears. But, it's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for one's sanity. Today, feeling rejuvenated, I took down all the Christmas decorations and cleaned this morning. It felt good.
We went over to Mom and Dad's tonight and I got to see all my Grandparents - and that was good. That was what I most wanted to do. Brooks is feeling better (as long as he gets his cough medicine).
Here's hoping that the rest of the year doesn't bring as many tears as the first day of 2009!