I can't help it.
When Samantha is sick, especially when it involves coughing, I get worried. Who of the parents (and maybe you adult CF'ers out there) doesn't get a little concerned when your child starts to cough?
Try listening to it on the phone when you're roughly 5000 miles away.
This isn't to get sympathy, I promise, but just let me be concerned for a few minutes and hurt a little for my baby-girl. Sam was coughing almost all weekend and it bothered both Alicia and myself. It had gotten bad enough that Alicia put in a call to the doctor, who has ordered some extra treatments and told Alicia to call back.
I am so grateful that, even when I'm on deployment, Alicia is strong and takes care of my daughter. Just the same, please allow this twinge of pain as I listen to my little girl cough without being able to do anything but pray...
11 months ago