kittens, cousins and a health scare
Posted on 7 April 2011
Greetings Dear Friends,
I hope this blog entry finds you happy and well.
So sorry for the silence of my behalf. Sho! things have been pretty hectic and we have hit the road running this year. In a brief overview since we last connected:
Cooper has never so much as had a snuffly nose and a few weeks ago we had quite a scare. It so happened Mike and I had been at a wedding the night before and were woken up in the early morning with a phone call from my Mum saying Cooper wasn't himself. Fast forward three hours and we were at Parklands Hospital with a very sick little boy. He was groaning and clearly having some difficulty breathing. The fear I felt while waiting for blood and urine tests as well as chest and stomach x-rays is a fear I hope I never feel again. I was beside myself with sheer hysteria and felt as if my world was hurtling out of control. It turns out he had an airborne bacterial infection in the lining of his little lung. Mike and I spent the night next to Coops bed while my folks camped outside. We were discharged the next day, but were back again at 3am the following morning with a high temperature and the deep haunting sound of the groan. All I can say is thank goodness for Dr Roos. He is the most comforting and amazing man.The world is a better place with him in it. Thank you for taking my distressed 2am phone call and looking after us with such care.
Coop is super well and a strong little warrior. He is already 8 months and is ready to run, rap and start adventuring. He has sprouted 6 and a half teeth and more seem to be on their way. He is such a happy and content little being. Mom and Dad as well as the whole family are totally in love.
Talking about family we have two new additions to our beautiful family. I have become an aunt to a precious little girl cousin for Cooper, India Grace - she is gorgeous. I spent a week in Jozi with the new family providing recently learnt skills, such as how to swaddle, burp, rock, sway and tap, and trying to translate the early love language. It is quiet daunting at 4am in the morning with two new parents huge-eyed hoping for a solution to a bubba that doesn't want to sleep. Sheesh talk about pressure! They are doing such a neat job as new parents. How proud I am of my 'little baby' sister.
Our other family member is a ginger playmate for Cooper - an 8-week-old kitten named Fanta. Watching the 2 of them interact is very entertaining. At this stage it is weight vs claws.They both give each other a go as they work out their boundaries.
So the Thomas home is a home full of love, fun and early family gatherings in bed over a 5am bottle and 2 cups of tea. How blessed we are.
Catch up soon.