Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day +269

The past few days have been stressful.  Not because of Timothy’s health issues, but because Claire caught a bug.  She had a fever on Halloween day and had some cough and runny nose the past few days.  Daniel and I tried our best to separate the kids as much as possible.  And so far so good.  Timothy shows no symptoms of sickness.  Because of his compromised immune system, even a tiny bug can manifest in more serious ways.  But at the end of the day, I had to be reminded that even this bug is within God’s control.  I was super stressed out on Thursday trying to wipe down, separate, and contain Claire.  Then I realized, I can give it my best, but the ultimate result is NOT in my control.  God uses all things.  And I am learning through this… Stressing out does NOT help the situation.  It only showed my lack of faith.  In any given day, good or bad, I need to be content and give it my best in all I do. 

Many times, Claire was neglected through this whole BMT process.  But for a 4 year old, I have to admit she possesses much patience and understanding.  She’s been really conscientious the past few days to stay away from Timothy.  She’d often tell him not to touch her or anything she has touched because it has her germs.  She’d play in her room by herself.  And she has been wearing a mask without much complaint.  What a girl :).  Poor Claire-bear, even when she’s sick she doesn’t get much TLC.

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Having fun even with her mask:

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When Timothy would be cranky (and he’s been cranky a lot), she’d remind me that it’s because of his meds.  She’s playing with only her allotted play-dohs:

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My 2 bffs this week:

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  1. Sorry to hear that Claire's been sick. =( That girl is such a sweet and loving girl. Timothy's lucky to have a noona like her.

    I'll pray that she gets better soon! Let me know if you need anything.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about Claire.. She will get better in no time.. Such a sweet big sister.