|By: Tammy Bangs|
|The Editorial Staff of
The Early Edition
Itty Bitty Baby Tips
Welcomes and Angels
The holidays were extremely
hard on my family. Our son, Taylor (born at 28 weeks, now
4 1/2 yrs old), became very ill just a few weeks before
Christmas. Taylor doesn't get sick like most kids do...
when he gets sick (which surprisingly is quite rare)...
it is hard and fast...
The whole experience makes me wonder if I will ever treat Taylor like an average child. Will I ever be able to relax when he is playing in the playland of the local fast food place? Or will I always stand there... obsessing over who had been playing in the sea of colored balls before him... and what germs had they left behind? Will I ever be able to just sit and let him go play without thoroughly scanning the other players for runny noses... coughs... flushed faces?
When you have had a baby before nature intended... it leaves scars on all involved. It leaves the visible scars on the poor babes. And emotional scars on the child's loved ones. Scars that may never fully heal... never full fade.
Only other preemie parents can
understand these obsessions.
If you are reading this newsletter on paper.. it is because someone has taken the time to download it off the internet, print it out and share it with you... If you have internet access, maybe you can do the same for others.
Please print or copy this newsletter, and share with others....
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