Friday, November 21, 2014

Dearly Departed Drawings ~ Kole {day 324} BONUS

I worked for over an hour last night.  I also fell in love with this photo of him.  I can see why his mother chose this one, I see it in his eyes, tousled morning hair and his beginnings of a large grin. I am enthralled with his story and the survival of his mother through his medical journey.

"Then he developed a low-grade fever. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it to go down. He seemed sweaty and his breathing seemed labored. He was very clingy and I could tell he didn't feel well. He whimpered and whined which he never did. He was diagnosed with pneumonia on a Friday and got worse over the weekend. His skin was pallid, his lips were blue, and he could barely sit up by himself. X-rays ordered were inconclusive. By Monday, after a brief but chaotic series of tests at the pediatricians office, he was rushed by ambulance to the York Hospital and put on oxygen immediately. They pushed me around on a gurney for hours from room to room, test to test, while I held him in between my legs on my chest. More X-ray. Ct scans. Blood work. The whole mess. Finally we waited. Before long, a parade of people in white coats from the radiology department walked in to our room with somber faces."

As the photo of Kole emerges I will be sharing parts of his story through his mothers heart as she allows us a glimpse into her private hell.  Every parents worst nightmare I imagine.  His medical journey started at age two, an age where understanding is only beginning.  How do you explain the need for x-rays, CT scans, drawing blood, remaining still to a toddler?  How as a parent do you remain strong and calm as your child undergoes testing for an unseen, unknown problem?

1 comment:

  1. Great start..the blog and the drawing.
    Sincerely Sunrose


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