I am very sad for a friend tonight. Her sweet baby boy R was born yesterday, but due to shoulder distocia and lack of oxygen, they are saying that he will be severely brain damaged. After having a healthy baby and amazing homebirth just over a month ago, I am having a hard time dealing with this...
O God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realize that they are chosen to be saints, and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We have had a nasty bout with some sort of stomach bug. Virtually everyone who has come into contact with us has had some degree of stomach upset and body aches. This afternoon sweet 4 week old Adeleine became it's victim :( She has vomited breastmilk twice and last time it was bile. I just hope she doesn't feel as bad as we all felt!