Saturday, January 31, 2009

Reuben on the mend

... and doing so much better today thanks. Need to take it easy whilst his incisions heal.

4 comments:

Kristi said...

So glad to read that he's feeling better today.

Your updated post now titled "Trust" brought me to tears, Catherine. What a poignant piece you've written, capturing your emotions as Reu's wheeled away for the umpteenth time... the trust he has in those that take him off to the OR... the horrible pain while he tries to awaken from anesthesia. It's all so eloquently captured here.

The day of any surgery or procedure is always so difficult as a parent on so many levels... the fear you have, the fear you wonder if your child is experiencing, the pain that awaits him or her. Amongst those things, I always shed tears over what I think must seem to Gracie to be a betrayal... she's so happy... and then we send her off to a very unhappy place. The guilt and sadness I feel for the inability to truly help her understand what's about to happen runs so deep.

A part of that post that made me so happy...

and walking his longest walk yet, all the way back to the car whilst holding my firm hand

That's amazing!

hannah m said...

So, so glad to know your Sweet Reuben is healing and feeling better. I hope your heart is healing, too, Catherine.

Sara said...

Glad he's on the mend now. More gentle hugs for you all. xxxx

Anonymous said...

A blessing from heaven may pour ...

with lots of love to Reuben...

So glad for him....

The whole Dodd's family ---

was such a very inspiring

moment with support to one

another...Now Reuben doing much

better...

Thank you Lord...

JGF