I have to admit, it made me very happy to say my little girl was on no meds except the one to help her poop. I was relieved by how much she has gone through and has managed to be able to live daily with no medication. Maybe this is a good reality check for ME. Deep down, I think I just don't want her to HAVE to be medicated. I think that goes along with feeling like she' s more "normal" if she's not on a laundry list of medication. Perhaps I just needed a swift kick. Here's the thing, I worry, minimally, but worry nonetheless, about all the medication that poor little body of hers has had to metablolize in her short little life. I worry about the long term side effects these meds will have with prolonged use. So, if I seemed a little downtrodden about all the meds, that's why. I think it feels a little like a security blanket when medication can slowly be taken away. It is a sign of improved health. For Lillian, in this season of life, she needs the medicine. It is a difficult pill to swallow (pardon the pun, but a little levity is never a bad thing ;) ) at first, but let me tell you, NOT hearing a constant cough all night long for months on end sounds awesome. I wish she didn't need meds, but the reality is that she does...and it is helping...Praise the Lord. She is still snotty, but improving daily. Can I get a WOO HOO?
*Lacey, if you're reading, how's that for some bad photograpy skills??