No photos, no sock summit stories today… just a quick update.
I got to Michigan safely, and I think the Tamiflu and Omnicef are perhaps working for my children. Two other boys are in my thoughts today.
Back in Charlotte, two friends of ours have boys Sam’s age in the ICU at the children’s hospital, on life support.
Ian, who has been friends with Sam since they were two, was rescued unconsious from the bottom of their neighborhood pool. He is on ECMO and a ventilator, and there’s no news yet about brain function, since he’s sedated and paralyzed for the life support.
WC is in Sam’s scout troop at Holy Comforter, and is in the same ICU with bacterial meningitis. He is very, very sick.
Boys that age are supposed to get broken bones and stitches and black eyes. Maybe bad colds once in a while. It’s really scary to think about how fragile they can be. I had a WONDERFUL time on my adventure, and it truly restored and re-energized me. But I am so grateful to be back, surrounded by my children, who are not on ventilators and not in the ICU.
Tomorrow, more Sock Summit photos, an update on Ian and WC, and lots of laundry before we drive home to North Carolina.