Friday, February 18, 2011

Crook


Remember this? I posted this picture of my little one, almost 2 years ago now, just after we had moved into the house. He had been in bed, crook for days. He finally got up and about and I found him there, sitting enjoying the sunset.

That's how long it has been since he has been sick! ... almost 2 years. We've had a rough couple of days. I have literally cried with the discomfort and fear he has experienced. He has not been out of my arms. Oh motherhood hurts sometimes. He rallied yesterday afternoon and the relief I felt was overwhelming. He's still just as tiny as that photo and oh so skinny. So skinny :(

Hopefully he will feel well enough tonight to be my barrel boy and draw the winners of my giveaway.
You can still enter. It's a few posts down... the 'shed' post.

I think I am glad it is Friday!
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43 comments:

  1. I remember that photo, it's so lovely. I just want to give him a cuddle, sweet little thing. Rachaelxx

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  2. Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Sick is no fun!

    Di

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  3. OH it's so dreadful when they are sick. I'm glad he's turned the corner. xx

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  4. Lets hope you can all get out on the weekend and soak up some healthy sunshine. ;-)

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  5. Just read the post below and see you have all been sick. :( I hope you are all feeling somewhat better. My best remedy for a dry cough is Vicks on the soles of my feet with socks on to go to bed. Helps stop night time coughing. Works well. xxxx

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  6. Oh, the poor litle guy. I hope you all feel better soon :)

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  7. I remember when I first saw that photo of your little man - I thought how tiny and fragile he looked. Then I remembered back to my own Matthew and how I use to worry about him being so skinny and tiny. He is now a strapping 6ft/95kg fit athlete! "From little things....big things grow....." Hope you wll get better soon. ;)Sharyne

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  8. Relief is my favourite feeling in the whole world.

    Am scared about the constant worry that mother hood brings.

    And don't even get me started on the fear that surrounds me leaving my job next Friday....God I will miss it.

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  9. I left a comment yesterday as well-
    but really apologise I should have said the best herbalist, homeopath and acupuncturist is a man I have visited when needed over the last 22 years.
    He is in Thomas Street, West End and his name is Phillip Van der Zeil.
    He truly is a wonderful man and healer.
    As said I have visited him for years, as have my parents, husband, brother and now my 2 children go on and off when needed.
    I recommend him so much for children.
    Shelly is the wonderful receptionist always with a lovely positive attitude and smile.

    big wishes again of peace and wellness to your household.

    x

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  10. A-M, it's 8.22am in Melbourne as I read this...that means it is 7.22am in Brissy...you are an early bird with your posting today!! The photo is divinely inspired!

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  11. I just had a teeny moment of panic, thinking, "it's Friday?? I'm supposed to be at work!" But then I remembered I'm reading an Australian blog and you're a day ahead ;)

    Also, you might have to clarify for us Americans what "crook" is. I have no idea!

    Such a gorgeous picture.

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  12. It would break my heart when my littlies were sick, to see the life drained out of them. Such a contrast.

    Thank goodness children bounce back quickly though A-M.

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  13. A-M
    you know your heart never belongs to you once you have children.
    Your heart is constantly exposed for the most tumultuous times.
    It is only when your childrens hearts are happy that yours sings.
    x

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  14. Poor little one. Hope he feels much better soon. It is heartbreaking when they are poorly.

    Vicki-Lee

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  15. There is nothing worse then when your children are ill. Hope you are on the mend soon, cheers Katherine

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  16. Dearest A-M, your post moves me so, since I have a little one, skinny and all! But they do grow and I have two grown boys, I never imagined them being so grown and big! Taller then me, still somewhat skinny!!!

    Let's hope he is on the mend!
    Sending hugs and kisses!
    Victoria

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  17. I can't believe it's been two years already. I remember this post just like it was yesterday. I hope you ALL are starting to feel better. Have a great weekend A-M.

    XO,
    A.

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  18. There is something just so amazingly beautiful about that picture AM..so much so that I would frame it...its just so peaceful and reflective. Almost like saying..you know..theres always sunshine after the rain...you will feel better soon.
    Your such an amazing mum...and in your arms are where your boys feel safe...never underestimate the power of a good hug :)

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  19. Poor little thing. He looks so forlorn. I do remember that photo, I still get a lump in my throat when I see it.
    Hopefully he will rally for the weekend and start to improve. I think Mummy hugs are the best medicine.

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  20. A-M on my blog roll, this site and cape cod are both showing the nook and title for the nook post. Not sure why, just thought I would let you know. deb

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  21. Poor little possum! Sick Kids is not fun for anyone. I remember being a child and soaking up the goodness of the sun to warm up and sooth the soul on chilly days xx

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  22. The whole motherhood experience is a rollercoaster ride thats for sure!
    Super news little tacker has rallied and yay for the weekend, another two days to rest up.
    xxx

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  23. Having been on the 'crook' side this week I sympathise 100%. Hope all is better soon and everyones health is restored. Enjoy you week. KG X

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  24. That is the worst pain ever to see your little ones sick or hurt. I hope that he is feeling better and better each day, poor little man.

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  25. A-M, I hope he gets better soon my eldest now has the temperature virus. I can stay home and redo my bookshelf after being inspired on Sunday at the Ivy and Piper workshop. Take care. I have my fingers crossed for the raffle.
    Lisa K

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  26. That photo is so beautiful A-M. It has such a fragility about it, even before you read he is ill, you *just* know he is. :(

    My baby boy is so tiny. So very little. It worries me so much. Failure to Thrive - isn't that the most HIDEOUS euphemism EVER?

    I hope your weekend brings good health.

    xxMB

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  27. I do remember that photo - the lovely sun on your little man.
    Whatever treatment they need, you can't beat hugs and cuddles from a mother. Glad to hear that he is feeling better.
    x

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  28. Hope you all get better soon A-M.

    I love that picture..

    I'm glad it's Friday too. xx

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  29. Such a touching post. You are so right, motherhood does hurt sometimes. I felt this last night when I cried myself to sleep over my gorgeous 12 yr old son. He is such a sensitive, gentle soul and had had a particularly rough day at school. He had told his dad what happpened but didn't want to tell me because he thought I would get worried and feel like I had to do something about it. Hubby filled me in as I climbed into bed. Big mistake. I spent half the night worrying about it. Yep, motherhood hurts sometimes.
    Hope you're not hurting today.
    Sharyn

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  30. Best wishes for a healthy household are coming your way. Having a sick child is one of the worst things for a Mum.

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  31. Hi A-M, I hope you are feeling better too! Thank goodness the weekend is nearly here and you and your little man can spend some quality time together without the usual daily pressures.
    Take care,
    Vx

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  32. All the best for a speedy recovery. The worry can be all consuming when they are sick can't it, it's a terrible feeling. I do remember that photo and I can't beleive that it's almost 2 years ago, I just plucked up the courage to comment near the end of last year - no idea why. All the best for a restful, healthy weekend, Cheers Robyn

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  33. Sending love, blessings and 'good vibes' to your home full of sickies!!! No remedies here I'm afraid,just vicks on the feet, chest and back...keep up the fluids. Hope you're better soon

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  34. there is certainly nothing better on a Friday night than the knowledge that the next morning can start with pancakes and 2 cups of tea from the pot, particularly after a rough week, so I hope that you and your boys have a restful and peaceful weekend. Kerry

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  35. I love that photo and remember that post very well. I remember thinking how perfect that spot must have been with the sun beaming on his tiny body. Hope you are all feeling much better soon..Take care Kym XOX

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  36. Hi -M, HOPE THE YOUNG 'UN IS WELL ON THE MEND NOW AS I TYPE ON FRIDAY.

    I predict treats, and treasures and little excursions will work wonders for all of you.
    Louise

    PS You could show him my super cool new brace, I predict he'll be tres envious of this.
    L

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  37. Such an angelic photo. Hugs and get better vibes to you all ♥

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  38. Oh poor little man.... hope he is doing better.

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  39. i think the most humbling thing a parent can do is care for their sick child. it's a very unique feeling. i so hope your bub is better really really quick mate...

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  40. He is an angel! That photo makes me cry! Lovely boy, and you are the best mom!
    Kisses from Brasil

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  41. Awww poor little sausage :o( I know just what you mean, it breaks my heart to see my kids suffering too. Hope he continues to get better, he is blessed to have a wonderful mother so I'd say he is half way there already ;o) Beautiful photo and special memory. xx

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  42. Oh poor little sweetheart! Truth is, I still want to scoop my girls in my arms when they are ill (both are in their twenties)!
    The remarkable thing about children is that they seem to bounce back remarkably quickly.
    Hope you all get better soon. x

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  43. Dear A-M, my youngest boy has now 13, and he is beautiful, smart,funny, and very tall!But he was so skinny, he didn't eat very well, his nickname was "thin" ("Fino" in portuguese)so, don't worry ,your baby will be fine.By the way, that photo seems Petit Prince, of Saint Exupery! So defenseless!
    Kisses from Brasil

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx