So, I took my two tots back to the doctor today and they are doing fine except that they were given three shots each and have been very upset all day. It’s funny how with my first I was inconsolable when she got her first shots. In fact, I couldn’t bear it for most of the first year. But with these guys I take it in stride. I knew they’d cry a minute and then be okay. But they have been sick and now they are in pain from the shots so the whole thing just sucks. But…then I received an email from a reader of this blog and she had this to say:
I have a friend back in my hometown of Plattsburgh, New York, who has a 7-month old adorable little guy named Alek, and her husband is suffering from a very painful disease called Scleroderma. He was just accepted into a study at Duke University that should hopefully repair some damage and prolong his life. From one family to another – reading their story makes us all realize that all-nighters and sore nipples and pissed off 2-year-olds are NOTHING compared to what this poor family is enduring!
I checked out their story and, damn, it does put life in perspective. A little sleep deprivation is sounding like a day at Knott’s Berry Farm compared to what they’re dealing with. They are seeking donations so if you would like to read their story and see if you can help the blog is thedupreyfamily.blogspot.com.
So tonight in their honor I will try to look forward to not sleeping. Plus, Grey’s Anatomy is new tonight I think. I hope. I pray.